The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China said the foreign ministry had "effectively" ejected BuzzFeed News's Beijing bureau chief from the country.
Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, in a move decried by human rights activists.
Beijing announced the launch of a new mega-broadcaster -- via merging its largest state television and radio stations -- to improve its international image.
China's former internet czar Lu Wei, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has been expelled from the Communist Party for taking bribes.
Increased censorship laws will hit China during 2018 making it even more difficult for Chinese citizens to access certain content and organize protests.