BEIJING—China claimed it would revoke the push qualifications of Us citizens doing work for 3 main U.S. newspapers in the largest expulsion of overseas journalists in the article-Mao era, amid an escalating fight with the Trump administration in excess of media functioning in the two international locations.

China’s Ministry of International Affairs claimed Wednesday it was demanding that all U.S. nationals doing work for The Wall Avenue Journal, the New York Instances and the Washington Article whose push qualifications expire by the end of the year transform these qualifications in…