As the relationship between China and the United States wanes China made another decision to escalate tensions.
The country has expelled journalists from three American news organizations as they continue to try and spread propaganda that the virus did not originate in China.
According to The Hill:
China on Wednesday defended its decision to expel journalists working for three American news organizations and to forbid them from working in Hong Kong, adding that more expulsions could be coming.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a daily press briefing that China would take more steps against American media if the U.S. did not “correct its mistakes,” Reuters reported.
“The U.S. has said that all options are on the table. Today, I can also tell the U.S. that all options are on the table for China,” Geng said, according to Reuters.
China announced Tuesday that journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post would be forced to leave the country at the end of 2020 and would not be permitted to work in Hong Kong as allowed during past expulsions.
The decision will likely affect 13 journalists but there is an effort to get them the ability to work from the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong.