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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on the Decision of not Renewing Press Credentials for Ursula Gauthier, a Beijing-based Correspondent for French News Magazine L'Obs

Q: Reports say that Ursula Gauthier, a Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L'Obs failed to get an extension for her press credentials. Can you confirm that?

A: In her report dated November 18, Ursula Gauthier, the Beijing-based correspondent for L'Obs blatantly championed acts of terrorism and slaughter of innocent civilians, igniting indignation among the Chinese people. She did not make a serious apology to the Chinese public for her erroneous remarks, and is no longer suitable to continue working in China.

China protects the lawful rights and interests of permanent offices of foreign news agencies and foreign journalists on news coverage in China, but will never tolerate the act of speaking for terrorism.

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