China enforces media blackout of ‘trade war’

ChinaBy Adem Salvarcioglu,

Ankara: China on Saturday warned state-owned media against highlighting the ongoing “trade war” with the U.S.

According to a story in Hong Kong-based newspaper South Morning Post, the Chinese government asked its media not to relate decline in the stock market and the depreciation of the Chinese Yuan to the trade war.

The government even advised against using the term “trade war” in stories, according to the story which quoted four employees.

The decision reportedly was taken to avoid panic in the public.

*Dilan Pamuk contributed to this story in Ankara

—AA


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