Harassment by the authorities, surveillance, intimidation of interlocutors – the working conditions for foreign journalists were already not good before. But according to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), it has never been as miserable as it was last year. Since the start of the Covid pandemic three years ago, “press freedom throughout the country has been declining at an increasing rate,” the journalists’ association complains, basing its findings on its annual survey of its members. Working conditions “do not meet international standards”.
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