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China Proposes Bans on Private Capital Participation in Media

  • Proposal to bar private capital from news operations
  • Reproducing foreign media content will also be off-limits
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China unveiled a proposal late Friday, reinforcing its plan to weaken private capital’s influence over a wide range of media activities. 

Private capital would be barred from news gathering and distribution operations, according to a public consultation paper posted on the website of National Development and Reform Commission, China’s top economic planner.