China ‘expels’ French journalist for terrorism coverage

December 26, 2015 11:46 AM

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China ‘expels’ French journalist for terrorism coverage

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Saturday confirmed that the French journalist, Beijing correspondent for L’Obs, a French news magazine, will be expelled from the country over an essay she wrote questioning the Chinese government's rhetoric on terror.

In a written statement, Lu Kang, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, said Gauthier was no longer "suitable" for her job in China and would not be issued press credential for 2016. Lu charged that Gauthier's reporting "emboldened" terrorists.

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