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China and press freedom

ecofarm

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday launched a crackdown on several mobile news applications that provide news information services without approval from government regulators, threatening to shut down those who refuse to "rectify"...

Some mobile news applications also provide a channel for subscribers in China to read articles published by foreign media outlets whose articles have been blocked in China, such as the New York Times...

China's top court and prosecutor issued a regulation in September specifying that people will be charged with defamation if online rumours they create were visited by 5,000 internet users or reposted more than 500 times. Those responsible can be sentenced to three years in jail.
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Some day China will join the developed world. Policy such as this will delay that.
 
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