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China Orders Sites to Halt Original News Reporting

“China Clamps Down on Online News Reporting,” reports Andy Wong of Associated Press via New York Times: ” China has ordered several of the country’s most popular internet portals to halt much of their original news reporting… [O]n Monday, several news organizations reported that the Beijing office of China’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, ordered the websites of a number of the companies, including Sina, Sohu, NetEase and Phoenix, to shut down or ‘clean up’ several of their most popular online news features.”

“The government is now considering ways to exert a more direct form of influence over the country’s online media institutions.” Bloomberg News / July 25: “In recent months, Chinese authorities have held discussions with internet providers on a pilot project intended to pave the way for the government to start taking board seats and stakes of at least 1 percent in those companies.”

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