French Journalist Forced to Leave China After Article on Troubled Xinjiang

A French journalist has been forced to leave China after the government said it would not renew her press credentials for the new year in response to a critical report on Beijing’s policies in the troubled western region of Xinjiang.

 

The departure of Ursula Gauthier, a reporter for the French current affairs magazine L’Obs, marked the first time in more than three years that a journalist has been forced to leave China due to a refusal by authorities to renew accreditation.

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