House bill would "correct a large imbalance between" Chinese official media in the US and US official media in China.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 Print Send a link
Epoch Times, 17 Oct 2011, Wei Tuo: "A bill recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to correct a large imbalance between the official Chinese media presence in the United States and the official U.S. media presence in China. H.R. 2899, the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011, was introduced in mid-September by Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Randy Forbes (R-VA), and Ted Poe (R-TX). ... Rohrabacher pointed to the fact that during 2010, approximately 650 Chinese citizens entered the United States on international journalist visas, whereas only two American journalists who work for outlets run by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) were granted permission to be stationed in mainland China. The BBG manages media outlets run by the U.S. government, such as Voice of America and Radio Free Asia." -- If the bill is approved and signed, will China retaliate by withholding visas for correspondents of US private media? How many visas has China granted to US private-sector journalists? See previous post about same subject.