U.S. Orders Key State Media Firms to Register as Foreign Agents

The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States Justice Department in recent weeks ordered two Chinese state-run media organizations to register as foreign agents under an 80-year-old law. The two outlets, Xinhua News Agency and China Global Television Network (CGTN, formerly CCTV-9 and CCTV News), are China’s biggest state-run media organizations. Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha report, providing political context on the DOJ’s order to the Chinese firms, and other recent orders to Russian-backed media: Read More …