(dpa) - China said Tuesday it is not responsible for threats by people aimed at foreign media.
Spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Jiang Yu, said these were "spontaneous acts" which weren't provoked by the Chinese government.
Foreign correspondents in China have reported being on the receiving end of hostility and threats. China's state media and many Chinese have accused the foreign media of biased reporting about the recent protests in Tibet against Chinese rule there.
The foreign ministry spokeswoman promised that the privacy of foreign correspondents would be respected and their contact details would not be divulged.
The foreign correspondents' club in China has advised its members to consider taking special safety precautions.