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US-China tensions

China warns US over 'hostile action' against its journalists

Beijing says Washington has not granted reporters extensions to 90-day visas

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has called on the U.S. to "immediately correct its mistake and stop its actions."   © Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with "hostile action" against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas are not extended.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters at a daily briefing that no Chinese journalist in the United States had been granted a visa extension since the United States, on May 11, limited their stay to 90 days, with an option to extend.

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