Foreign Journalists in China Say They Face Deepening Intimidation

Many said they experienced harassment in the field when reporting, including from ordinary citizens who are increasingly hostile

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HONG KONG—Foreign news organizations in China are operating at drastically reduced staffing levels, while the foreign journalists still in the country face intimidation, harassment and threats of legal action there, a Beijing-based journalist group said.

Almost all foreign journalists surveyed by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China in an annual assessment of working conditions said reporting conditions in the country didn’t meet international standards.

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