(PresidentialInsider.com)- President Joe Biden has made a new agreement with the Chinese Communist Party, allowing for an easing of restrictions for media workers and journalists for both countries.
On Wednesday, state-run Chinese propaganda newspaper China Daily said that the agreement had been reached ahead of a virtual summit between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The new agreement will see the United States issue one-year multiple-entry visas to Chinese journalists and media workers. The State Department will also immediately address the “duration of status” issues affecting Chinese visa holders.
In return, China will provide grant equal treatment to American media workers as soon as the policy takes effect in the United States. The newspaper said that both the U.S. and China will issue the visas “based on relevant laws and regulations.”
The Associated Press also published a report on Tuesday, explaining how the State Department confirmed that China would issue visas for American reporters “provides they are eligible under all applicable laws and regulations.”
The statement from the State Department said that they will be continuing to issue visas to Chinese journalists who are “otherwise eligible for the visa under U.S. law.”
It’s a slight loosening of restrictions, and an indication that President Joe Biden may be looking to improve relations with the country even without securing reassurances that there will be an end to the use of slave labor and various other human rights abuses in the country.
Why is Joe Biden making deals with China without any new reassurances?
President Donald Trump previously limited the number of visas that can be issued to Chinese state media workers, which prompted China to return in kind.
What benefit is there to America to allow journalists into China, when any journalists sent to the United States could easily be CCP spies?