Beijing promises response to ‘political oppression’ after US designates six Chinese media outlets as foreign missions


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Beijing has said that it will take appropriate action in retaliation against Washington’s decision to force several Chinese news organizations to register as foreign missions operating in the US. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department would label six China-based media outlets that work in the US as foreign missions, which requires the organizations to identify its employees to the US government. The secretary of state claimed that the move would help to curtail Chinese propaganda. In response, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian decried Washington’s actions as “political oppression,” and accused the US of maintaining a...