Chinese authorities have said that a reporter with The New York Times will have to leave the country on Thursday, with the authorities declining to issue him a visa amid a continuing stand-off with the American newspaper. Austin Ramzy will become the second NYT reporter forced out of China in little more than a year.
In December 2012, Chris Buckley, a veteran Reuters reporter who joined the NYT in 2012, was forced to move to Hong Kong after he was refused a visa. The moves follow an investigative article published by the NYT in October 2012, which detailed alleged wealth amassed by relatives of former Premier Wen Jiabao and angered the authorities. The government subsequently blocked the newspaper’s websites.