1. COMMUNIST CRACKDOWN

    China to Expel Foreign Journalists

    A woman walks past the New York Times office in Shanghai on October 30, 2012. Lawyers for relatives of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have hit back at an "untrue" New York Times article which alleged the family has accumulated vast wealth, a report said.  AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The New York Times and Bloomberg reporters in China may be getting the boot, as the Communist Party is cracking down on allowing foreign news organizations to set up shop within the country. Times China contributor Ian Denis Johnson reports that about 24 of the paper’s correspondents will be subjected to expulsion, unless Beijing backs down from what seems like a mission to ban the Times as well as Bloomberg journalists from reporting in China. Both news organizations have upset the Communist Party leadership with in-depth coverage of corruption within the Chinese government.

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