China warns of retaliation over new U.S. visa rule

Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China's Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu in Beijing

US tightens visa rules for Chinese journalists amid coronavirus tensions

The report found that Chinese direct investment in the United States virtually vanished - to Dollars 200 million - from January-March this year as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the world economy U.S. investment in China ticked up last year - to Dollars 14 billion from Dollars 13 billion in 2018.

China deplores and rejects the erroneous move by the United States side, which is an escalation of its political suppression of the Chinese media, Zhao said.

The next day, the Chinese government retaliated by expelling three Wall Street Journal correspondents-two Americans and an Australian-over an opinion column dismissed by Beijing as racist. Reporters would only have to apply to extend the visa if they moved to a different company or type of reporting.

NY enacts new coronavirus protections for nursing home residents
The number of deaths in NY reached 21,271 on Saturday, up 226 from the day before and by far the most in the nation. Cuomo said Saturday that regions of NY and neighboring states will all have their own time frame for reopening.

In February 2020, the United States designated five Chinese media organizations in the "foreign missions" and then placed a cap on the number of their staff, in effect expelling 60 Chinese journalists.

Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.

"Now it is resorting to the discriminatory restrictive visa measures, severely disrupting Chinese media' normal reporting activities in the USA and affecting bilateral people-to-people cultural exchange", Zhao said.

Global coronavirus infections hit 4 million
Spain has the second-highest cases, more than 222,800, followed by Italy, the United Kingdom , and Russian Federation . About 25 percent of cases diagnosed nationwide have been confirmed in NY , as have more than 30 percent of deaths.

The latest move by the United States comes months after China expelled three journalists of The Wall Street Journal in February in retaliation to the newspaper's article on coronavirus titled "China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia".

In issuing the new regulation, the Department of Homeland Security cited what it called China's "suppression of independent journalism".

"It's going to create greater national security protections", the official said. The COVID-19 strain originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has now spread worldwide, infecting more than 4.1 million people and killing more than 282,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. -China Relations, one of the groups behind the report, said in a foreword that both countries should resist a retreat to "economic nationalism" in the event of a global recession.

Bengaluru-Delhi train service from today
The steps are part of Indian Railways' plans to gradually restart train service for select passenger trains from May 12. Passengers having confirmed and valid tickets will be allowed at the Delhi station, the circular explained.

"We express our strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to this wrong action by the United States side, which is an escalation of the political crackdown on Chinese media", Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing.

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