Beijing tightens controls over foreign media

A Chinese policeman checks the identity of a foreign journalist, right, near the Xidan shopping district, one of two sites designated on an Internet call for protest in Beijing Sunday, March 6, 2011. Beijing is increasing its controls on foreign journalists amid calls on the Internet for anti-government protests styled on those rocking the Middle East and North Africa.

March 6, 2011 8:34:09 AM PST
China's capital further tightened restrictions on reporting by foreign journalists on Sunday, the latest sign of the government's determination to prevent the formation of a Middle East-style protest movement.

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