Confrontations between China and US undercuts HK’s press freedom

On March 17, the Chinese government announced it would expel foreign correspondents of 5 US-based news outlets, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time magazine and VOICE of America, from covering news in China, including Hong Kong and Macau. Members of the Legislative Council of the information technology sector, Mr Mok Ngai-kwong, said he would raise an urgent inquiry in Legislative Council Meeting today.

Mok pointed out that US media played a key role in reporting events related to anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong last year, exposing police brutalities to the world. He believed that the political confrontation between the Chinese and US Governments has spilt adversely on Hong Kong, severely undermining its freedom of speech and the freedom of press.

Source : Inmedia HK

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