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China expels Wall Street Journal reporters — including one covering coronavirus — over 'Sick Man in Asia' opinion column

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'The Chinese people do not welcome those media that speak racially discriminatory languages'

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China has expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters in response to an opinion article the outlet published titled, "China is the Real Sick Man in Asia" — even though none of the reporters being punished had anything to do with the article, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Chao Deng, Josh Chin, and Philip Wen were given five days to leave the country after having their press card revoked by the government. Chao had been on the ground in Wuhan covering the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and how it was impacting the lives of residents.

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