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China tightens screws on foreign media

Posted by radiofreechina on September 10, 2006

China Announces New Regulations on Foreign Media (VOAnews.com)

China has unveiled a new set of restrictions on the type of news content foreign agencies can distribute in China. Press freedom advocates say the move is the latest attempt by the communist government to clamp down on the free flow of information.

The state-owned Xinhua News Agency on Sunday said it was exercising control of all distribution of news in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, regions where there have been long traditions of press freedom.

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