Journalist facing expulsion a ‘flagrant champion’ of terrorism: China

December 26, 2015 10:14 PM

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China confirmed the imminent expulsion of a French journalist in the first such case since 2012, accusing her of “flagrantly championing” terrorist acts in a statement on its foreign ministry’s website, released on Saturday.

Ursula Gauthier, a Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L’Obs, must issue a public apology for an article she wrote last month or China’s foreign ministry will not renew her press credentials, officials told Gauthier on Christmas Day.

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