Reuters Reporter Denied China Visa - Shanghaiist
Veteran US journalist Paul Mooney had his visa application rejected by the Chinese government after waiting nearly eight months to begin his new reporting job for Thomson Reuters in China, according to the New York Times, around the same time that China’s government has begun enforcing stricter visa regulations and cracking down on online media censorship, resulting in escalating tensions between the Chinese government and foreign media outlets.
Mooney said that the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday told Reuters that it wouldn’t grant him a resident journalist visa but would not give an explanation why. His previous visa, sponsored by the South China Morning Post, had expired last year.
China’s new administration continues in its quest to control the message.