OREANDA-NEWSThe United States must stop putting political pressure on Chinese journalists in the United States and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs. This was announced on Monday at a briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, commenting on a statement by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that the Chinese authorities allegedly threaten to impede the work of American journalists in Hong Kong.

"For some time, the United States has adhered to the Cold War mentality, increasing pressure on the Chinese media", he said. According to the diplomat, earlier the United States "forced the Chinese media to register as foreign missions, reduced it by 60, and also reduced the duration of visas for Chinese journalists to 90 days".

According to him, this has seriously affected the activities of Chinese media in the United States, "had an impact on intercultural and interpersonal exchange between the two countries". On Sunday, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo called on the central authorities of China not to interfere with the work of American journalists in the special administrative region of the PRC of Hong Kong.