India expels 3 Chinese journalists after concerns raised by intel agencies
NEW DELHI: India has decided to expel three senior Chinese journalists employed with China’s official Xinhua news agency following “concerns” flagged by the intelligence agencies. Wu Qiang, Xinhua bureau chief in Delhi, along with two of his Mumbai-based colleagues Lu Tang and She Yonggang, were asked last week to leave the country by July 31, sources said.
This is probably the first time that India has asked Chinese journalists to leave the country in this manner. Sources claimed the step was prompted by adverse reports from intelligence agencies about the three journalists who were suspected of impersonating other people and visiting restricted facilities under assumed names.
The reports led the authorities to cancel the visas of the three Xinhua staffers. Significantly, Wu has been staying in India on extended visa for 6 years. His two colleagues had also been given visa extensions.
The decision to not renew the visas of Chinese journalists comes in the middle of a blow-up between the two nations over Beijing’s fastidiousness in denying India membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group+ (NSG). India, a non-NPT signatory, has singled out China for creating “procedural hurdles” to block its membership. Beijing has stood its ground saying that NPT, which India refuses to sign, remained the cornerstone for international non-proliferation regime.
Good now send all fake cheapo chinese products back…. Stop buying chinese products…..
CHINA is an opportunist nation, never believe them………they are with Pakistan planning many things , one of which was recent oppose for the NSG
Kick out all of them. China is dangerous for the world.
Corrupt Quit India
Good step. Any foreigner violating Indian laws and restriction should not be tolerated and sent back to their countries and given punishment according to law.
Great Move By Government , Now next Move should be From People of India, Don”t Buy Chinese Goods.
Pradip Kumar Shome
Now Chinese sycophants people like Kichuri will come to their support and do the spying work! These are the people once said that ”Chinese Chairman is our Chairman”!
glad to see Modi Govt taking a firm stand on China hope much more will be done in coming weeks
Cunning Chinese must be given the treatment
Now,Take a pledge not to buy Chinese products….Prefer Make in India
why VISA was extended till 6 years ? Why ? why ? on which ground….Does they have residence visa with citizenship
Good move. Soon China will expel equal number of journalists or others on some pretext or other. They always retaliate for no reason. Worst government to
negotiate on any deals. They always want to dominate.
throw chinese out. they need us more than we need them.
Those who are doing some anti national activities or spy should be expelled
Why not arrest them?