French journalist facing expulsion 'champion' of terrorism: China

Ursula Gauthier, pictured in 2003, must issue a public apology for an article she wrote or China's foreign ministry will not renew her press credentialsChina confirmed the imminent expulsion of a French journalist in the first such case since 2012, accusing her of “flagrantly championing” terrorist acts in a statement on its foreign ministry’s website Saturday. Ursula Gauthier, a Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L’Obs, must issue a public apology for an article she wrote last month or China’s foreign ministry will not renew her press credentials, officials told Gauthier on Christmas Day.

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