China has said that the visa period of the last Indian journalist working there will not be extended. After the decision of the Chinese administration, no Indian journalist will be in China. According to media reports, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a press briefing on Monday that Chinese journalists in India have been treated unfairly and discriminately.
Indian media have reported that China has not renewed the visas of Indian journalists there. Only one Indian journalist from the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) is currently in China. His visa expires in June. China has already indicated that his visa period will not be extended. After he returns to India at the end of this month, there will be no Indian journalists in China.
A Hindustan Times journalist has returned to India after his visa expired on June 11. Before that, two journalists who came to India on vacation in April could not return to China. They were informed that their visas have been frozen. There were four Indian journalists in China.
On June 15, 2020, there was tension between the two countries at the Galwan Gorge border in eastern Ladakh. Twenty Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers were killed in the tension. Since then, despite repeated talks between the two countries, the situation has not been normalized.