Feb 19, 2020 16:47 UTC
  • ‘Racist’ editorial gets 3 Wall Street Journal reporters fired from China

China has expelled three reporters working for The Wall Street Journal over a “racist” editorial, calling the country “the Real Sick Man of Asia.”

China’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that it was canceling the visas of three journalists over the racist headline about the coronavirus epidemic.

"The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with WSJ and made our solemn position clear," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in a statement. "China demands the WSJ recognize

More than 2,000 people have died and nearly 100,000 people remain affected by coronavirus which is still centered in the Chinese province of Hubei.