The hostility towards foreign journalists in China while reporting on the recent floods in Henan is the result of years of rising nationalist sentiment and reflects the authorities openly sanctioning the intimidation, according to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.In one of the worst reported cases, two journalists were surrounded by an “angry mob” in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou on Saturday as they reported on the floods, according to Mathias Boelinger, from German public…

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