China extended freedoms for foreign media initially granted for the duration of the Olympics, Reuters reported. The new rules, released minutes before the temporary rules were set to expire, allow foreign journalists to travel freely across most of the country for reporting, though Tibet remains a restricted area and other areas may be made off-limits after disasters, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao. Chinese citizens are also forbidden to work as full correspondents for foreign media and can only serve as assistants. The extension was welcomed by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China, though it urged the government to properly enforce the new rules. Other groups, including Human Rights in China and PEN, said the new rules were encouraging, but that freedoms granted foreign reporters should be extended to domestic media.