China to expel WSJ journalists over 'derogatory’ column

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Three journalists told to leave within five days after paper declined to apologise for opinion piece

China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists from the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologise for a column that called China the “real sick man of Asia”, the foreign ministry has said.

Spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily briefing on Wednesday that Beijing made several representations to the paper over the column, which China criticised as racist and denigrating its efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic, but that the paper had failed to apologise or investigate those responsible.

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