China revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists based in Beijing, a rare expulsion of multiple reporters with the same international news organization at the same time.

China’s Foreign Ministry said the move was punishment for a recent opinion piece published by the Journal. Deputy Bureau Chief Josh Chin and reporter Chao Deng, both U.S. nationals, as well as reporter Philip Wen, an Australian national, have been ordered to leave the country in five days, said Jonathan Cheng, the Journal’s China bureau chief.

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