Chinese state media now considered foreign agents in U.S.

The US Justice Department has informed China's Xinhua News Agency and China Global Television Network that they must register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that the Xinhua News Agency and CGTN, the global arm of state broadcaster CCTV, had been told in recent weeks to register as foreign agents amid growing scrutiny of efforts by overseas media organizations to influence USA public opinion. Both outlets will also be required to identify themselves as registered foreign agents to United States audiences.

In the letter, the senators also expressed concerns about the registration rule's lack of clarity: "While FARA contains an exception for certain news or press services, this exception does not apply to a news or press service owned, directed, supervised, controlled, subsidized, or financed by a foreign principal, or whose policies are determined by a foreign principal", they wrote. CGTN and other Chinese news organizations have also been rapidly expanding their foreign presences.

Chinese news outlets and the country's embassy in the USA have yet to issue comments.

Justice Department (DOJ) spokesman Marc Raimondi said he had no comment when The Epoch Times sought to confirm the news via email.

Emmys 2018: Peter Dinklage Wins Best Supporting Actor Tying Aaron Paul's Record
In a brief, yet touching acceptance speech, Dinklage gave a shout-out to Coster-Waldau, saying, "Thank you to my brother from another mother, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau".

Mark Cuban to pay $10 million following NBA's sexual harassment investigation
The NBA issued a statement summarizing the investigation's findings, which said that there was no wrongdoing on Cuban's part. The league also established a confidential hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct.

INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwe cholera deaths reach 30
Cholera outbreaks admire befell gradually in Zimbabwe as authorities fight to make potable water and sanitation products and companies.

FARA was created in 1938 as a means to smoke out lobbyists working for the Nazi regime.

The Justice Department cited a January 2017 intelligence community assessment on Russian efforts to interfere in the election that called the media outlets "the backbone of the Russian government's propaganda apparatus". Under the act, any foreign agent is expected to provide the DOJ with regular updates on their activities, but lax enforcement left the law toothless. Despite widespread criticism highlighting the US crackdown on free speech in the country, RT journalists lost their access to the US Congress. RT's programming was also removed from some broadcast frequencies.

The Russian government retaliated by designating the U.S. government-funded Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and seven of their affiliates as foreign agents in December.

Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Related:

  • A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors

    A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors

    As the blood vessel walls weaken, the risk of bleeding due to aspirin intake rises, he said. In addition, the study did not address aspirin's effects in people younger than age 65.
    True Detective director to make next Bond movie

    True Detective director to make next Bond movie

    He was wooed to return with a hefty $25 million paycheck, excluding a cut from the profits. In August, the announcement of Boyle's exit was shared on Bond's Twitter handle.
    There's been another royal engagement

    There's been another royal engagement

    But in any event, Tom and Gabriella were seen at Pippa's wedding a year ago when she married the financier James Matthews. In fact, the Cambridges may know the groom quite well, with Tom reportedly once dating Pippa Middleton .
  • New Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed! The baby AMG is here…

    New Mercedes-AMG A35 revealed! The baby AMG is here…

    This shade has never really been associated with AMG cars before this and highlight's the A35's more youthful appeal. AMG Ride Control adds a McPherson suspension strut for the front axle with a four-link setup at the rear.

    Trump to visit North Carolina as governor urges residents to be patient

    Two of the SC victims were mental health patients who drowned on Tuesday when a van carrying them was swept away by floodwater. Back in North Carolina, during a briefing at a Marine air station there, Trump did seem concerned about one part of the state.
    May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands

    May urges fellow EU leaders to drop 'unacceptable' Brexit demands

    Davis says the prime minister had previously promised to "return control over our law, our money and our borders". I haven't seen another plan that delivers on all of those. she said.
  • Logan Circle stabbing: Female tech executive jogger dead

    Logan Circle stabbing: Female tech executive jogger dead

    A woman has been stabbed to death during her evening run just one week after she got engaged and started planning her wedding. So heartbreaking! Washington DC tech exec Wendy Martinez was brutally stabbed to death on her nightly jog by a stranger.

    Coles, Woolworths milk prices rise to help drought-stricken farmers

    Woolworths had previously said they would only move to increase the price of milk if other supermarkets accompanied them. The price of 2L and 1L varieties will remain the same, with the 10 cent per litre rise only added to it's $3.00 option.
    Marvel Female Superhero Series Is Happening with Wonder Woman Writer at ABC

    Marvel Female Superhero Series Is Happening with Wonder Woman Writer at ABC

    The big screen portion is now juggling the productions of Captain Marvel , Avengers 4 , and Spider-Man: Far From Home. ABC has given a production commitment to a series that will feature female Marvel superheroes, Variety has confirmed.
  • Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina

    Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina

    Cooper pleaded for patience, warning North Carolinians that heading onto the roads could pose intense dangers. The Cape Fear River, the largest in the state, crested this morning at over 60 feet.
    Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Burglarized for the Fourth Time

    Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Burglarized for the Fourth Time

    Perez of USA Today , Yasiel Puig's home in Los Angeles was burglarized while he was at the ballpark Tuesday night. That compounded a rough night in which the Dodgers missed an opportunity to celebrate a championship.
    Jack Ma says he can't create 1 million United States  jobs after all

    Jack Ma says he can't create 1 million United States jobs after all

    He announced last week that he will step down from Alibaba in a year's time, handing over the reins to CEO Daniel Zhang . With all this fuss about the trade relations between the USA and China, this is bound to be just beginning.

Comments

Latest news

Chevy Chase Rips SNL
Bush impersonation is "just not amusing ", he said, expressing surprise that Ferrell manages to pull in tens of millions a film. And Chase had a racially charged comment about former castmember Eddie Murphy: "I thought Eddie Murphy was amusing ".

Nokia 9 penta-lens flagship smartphone delayed until 2019 - Mobile Phones
We saw the screen panel of the Nokia 7.1 Plus (aka Nokia X7 ) yesterday, today some more details have surfaced. These images gave an idea about how both these Nokia smartphones will not pack in-trend "notch" displays.

Mattis warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum
The name change is a result of negotiations with neighboring Greece that both prime ministers signed in June in Prespa, Macedonia. Greece objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because it has its own province of the same name.

Air Force must grow to face China and Russian Federation , officials say
The last time the USA created a new military service was in 1947 when the Air Force was established as an independent service. The US Air Force had 401 squadrons in 1987, at the peak of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Indian flight grounded as air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding
As the plane climbed, the cabin rapidly started losing pressure, forcing the plane to turn back, and some passengers were injured. The airline said it will arrange alternate flights for the passengers. "This is an unfortunate incident".

What’s your type? We’ve four new personality categories now
To accurately assess these data, the team also developed a novel algorithm that allowed it to "plot" a map of personality traits . Reserved individuals are fairly stable in all domains except for openness and neuroticism , in which they're relatively low.

Trump to Spain: Build a wall to keep out asylum seekers
President Trump campaigned on the promise of building a wall on our southern border and having Mexico pay for it . According to above-linked report, more than 33,000 migrants and refugees have reached Spain by sea this year.

Amazon's store expansion is beyond flawless for introverts
The report of new Amazon Go stores follows the opening of two new Amazon Go locations, in Seattle and Chicago, earlier this month. Deeper into the store, shoppers can find a small selection of grocery items, including meats and meal kits.

Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
He added: "I can only say this, he is such an outstanding man, very hard for me to imagine that anything happened". President Donald Trump: "It wouldn't bother me, other than the FBI, John said , that they really don't do that".

Justin Bieber serenades Hailey Baldwin outside Buckingham Palace
The singer recently sat outside the Buckingham Palace to serenade Hailey, his girlfriend to which he supposedly got married. Representatives for Bieber and Baldwin did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Dickey Betts in "Critical But Stable Condition" After Head Injury
However, he was forced to cancel some of those summer dates after suffering from a stroke in August. Due to his accident, those shows have now been canceled as well.

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF
It warned there's a significant gap between the skills workers now have and those that may be required for future new roles. The Swiss organisation said advances in technology would give workers more time for new tasks.

Ticketmaster Allegedly Helps Secret Scalpers
It is claimed that the system allows touts to quickly list large quantities of tickets purchased through the site for resale. The sales representative adds: "It's not something that we look at or report".

Jimmy Butler requests trade from Timberwolves
However, The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski reports "Butler's decision had very little if anything to do with Towns and Wiggins". Upon reading Shams Charania tweet about Butler's trade request , the former Wichita State guard commented, "Hallelujah".

Cigs Clever Way for American Teens to Marijuana
Hailey Boyce suffered severe injuries when an e-cigarette device exploded while she was vaping on Mothers' Day weekend of 2016. But previous year Gottlieb delayed the deadline until 2022, saying both the agency and industry needed more time to prepare.

Other news