Journalists Lash Out At Chinese Officials In Beijing

09/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JASON DEAN and SHAI OSTER Wall Street Journal

Frustrations are escalating between the Western media and Chinese officials over the government's handling of the Olympic Games, reflecting deeper divisions over this country's policies.

Tensions bubbled to the surface Thursday at a daily news conference when several reporters confronted Olympics officials over the rough handling of a British television journalist by Chinese security forces, and over why the government hasn't approved applications to demonstrate in specially designated protest zones.

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