Economist magazine says Hong Kong rejects journalist’s visa renewal

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HONG KONG (Reuters) -The Economist said on Saturday that Hong Kong declined to renew the visa of one its journalists, urging the city to maintain foreign media access as concerns grow about media freedoms in the global financial hub. Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief, said in a statement the magazine was proud of correspondent Sue-Lin Wong’s journalism and regretted the decision by the immigration authorities, which it said was given without explanation. “We urge the government of Hong Kong to maintain access for the fore…

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