Even though China's state news agency Xinhua has confirmed that three of its journalists have been told to leave India by the end of this month, there are reports that their replacements can be sent for the three.
Wu Qiang and Lu Tang, who head agency’s bureaus in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively and She Yonggang, a reporter based in Mumbai, have been asked to leave India by the end of this month.
"They have been asked to leave because of adverse intelligence reports against them," a source in New Delhi confirmed, while adding that their visas "had expired by January-February this year".
"It is true. I don't know why have they (India) done that," a senior journalist in Xinhua, who was formerly based in India, told news agency IANS in China.