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The Guardian view on the foreign press in China: expelling the messenger

By putting a French journalist on a plane for telling the truth, China is shutting itself off. The outside world must not be intimidated, but stand up and protest

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The French journalist Ursula Gauthier in Beijing on Thursday before flying back to France. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

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Dark days ahead for press in China, warns French journalist after expulsion

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Ursula Gauthier (L), the Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L’Obs, speaks with hostesses at the airport before she takes her flight back to France, in Beijing on December 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

A French journalist forced to leave China because of a critical article she wrote on the government’s policy in the troubled Xinjiang province, arrived back in France on Friday. Beijing accused Ursula Gauthier of supporting terrorism to justify not renewing her visa. She says the future looks bleak for journalists in China who challenge authorities. Continue reading

China ‘expels’ French journalist over Uighur article

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Ursula Gauthier will have to leave China by the end of the year if her press card is not renewed

China has effectively expelled a French journalist over an article she wrote that was critical of Beijing’s policy towards Muslim Uighers in Xinjiang. Continue reading