Bruxelles, 31/12/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement by the Spokesperson on China's non-renewal of the visa of European journalist Ms Ursula Gauthier

The de facto expulsion of Ms Ursula Gauthier, the correspondent of L'Obs, calls into question China's commitment to freedom of the press and goes against commitments made by China during its last Universal Periodic Review.

The EU supports the principles of freedom of expression and independence of the media as underpinning every free society.

The EU calls on the Chinese authorities to review their decision.