China and the U.S. strike deal to allow journalists in each other’s countries

China and the United States are reaching an agreement to ease restrictions on each other’s journalists, Bloomberg reported. Under the new guidelines, “each side will allow the other’s reporters to stay for longer periods…

China and the U.S. strike deal to allow journalists in each other’s countries

China and the United States are reaching an agreement to ease restrictions on each other’s journalists, Bloomberg reported. Under the new guidelines, “each side will allow the other’s reporters to stay for longer periods of time and, for a few weeks at a time, allow journalists of both sides to freely travel around each other’s countries,” the report said. The deal was struck during negotiations on Saturday in Vancouver, where a two-day gathering of China’s upper house of parliament was being held. There have been growing tensions between the two sides as US officials have accused China of spying and said its moves have played a role in forming alternative news outlets in the United States. As of July 1, Beijing launched a set of rules forcing foreign news organizations to obtain licenses in order to report in China and ban foreign journalists from meeting the children of Chinese leaders, among other things. The deal allows foreign journalists to visit China in order to cover the March party congress and public events ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to Bloomberg.

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