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India rejects visa renewals of three Chinese journalists for unjournalistic activities

Three Chinese Journalists Based In India Representing The State-run Xinhua News Agency Have Been Denied Permission For Extended Stay In India, According To Chinese Embassy Sources.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Jul 2016, 12:45:38 PM

New Delhi:

Three Chinese journalists based in India representing the state-run Xinhua news agency have been denied permission for extended stay in India, according to Chinese embassy sources.

The visas of the three journalists, Delhi-based Bureau Chief Wu Qiang and two reporters in Mumbai Tang Lu and Ma Qiang , are expiring at the end of this month.

All the three had sought extension of their stay by a few months till their successors arrive.However, the embassy sources said the Indian government has turned down the request.

The embassy has taken up the matter with the External Affairs Ministry.

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First Published : 24 Jul 2016, 12:30:00 PM