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Monday, August 27, 2012

German journalists in China ask Angela Merkel for help

BEIJING: German journalists working in China on Sunday called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge Beijing to improve reporting conditions when she arrives for talks in the Chinese capital this week.

Merkel will hold talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a two-day visit which begins on Thursday -- her second trip to Beijing this year.

The journalists have written a letter to the German chancellor calling on her to discuss their 'deteriorating situation'.

They complained Chinese authorities had been 'willfully obstructing their work by threatening to not renew working visas, intimidating Chinese assistants and pressuring interviewees into not talking to them. Read More