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China's president defends refusal of visas for foreign correspondents
China's president defends refusal of visas for foreign correspondents

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that foreign journalists who have had trouble obtaining or renewing their Chinese visas might be the cause of their own problems and that media outlets operating in China “need to obey China’s laws and regulations.” In a rare news conference with American and Chinese journalists, Xi acknowledged that he’s aware that China has refused to issue or renew visas for a number of foreign correspondents, but he argued that the burden of fixing any problem is on the “party that has caused the problem.” “When a certain issue is raised as a problem,” he said, “there must a reason.” Reporters...

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