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Beijing says it will respond if Washington keeps targeting Chinese media

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that it will have to respond if Washington does not stop targeting Chinese media organisations operating in the United States.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks after the United States said it will start treating four major Chinese media outlets as foreign embassies, alleging they are mouthpieces for Beijing.

Reporting by Huizhong Wu; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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