China Bans Internet News Reporting as Media Crackdown Widens

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  • Internet portals must shut all original reporting operations
  • Web services can now carry only state-approved media news

China Bans Internet News Reporting

China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries.

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