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China to Tighten Restrictions on Foreign Media!

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posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 08:34 PM
China has launched tighter restrictions on all foreign news sources by requiring them to be routed through Xinhua a government news service.
SHANGHAI, China — China on Sunday announced new controls over the distribution of news by foreign news agencies, further restricting foreign access to the already tightly regulated Chinese media market.

The new measures took effect immediately upon being issued by the government's Xinhua News Agency. The regulations give Xinhua broad authority over foreign news agencies, requiring them to distribute news, photos and other services solely through Xinhua or entities authorized by Xinhua.
The rules would affect The Associated Press, Reuters and other foreign news agencies seeking wider access to the rapidly expanding Chinese market. Under a decade-old set of regulations, foreign news agencies were allowed limited distribution of financial data and other information — deals that the new rules also appear to rule out.

The tighter restrictions and the greater powers given to Xinhua underscore how the Communist Party's political agenda and Xinhua's business interests are coinciding. President Hu Jintao's leadership has sought to rein in a state-controlled media that has strayed from party dictates in search of profits and market share. Journalists and editors have been fired and arrested.

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Xinhua which has been trying to transform itself from an agent of government propaganda to a worldwide competitor has just taken a step backward in that effort.

Under the rules, news that disrupts Chinas economic and social order or undermines China's social stability, as will news that undermines the country's "national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity," Will not be allowed or will be edited, Xinhua said.

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posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 09:14 PM
This really does'nt surprise me.
Any country that limits what it's citizens can know about the
rest of the world has no future.

That's all I have to say on the issue for now.

posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 09:33 PM
It kinda makes you wonder what China is so worried about.........

Leaders here have grown alarmed about the increasing assertiveness of the domestic and the foreign press. After a period of relative openness, officials now seem determined to make sure that average Chinese do not have easy access to information that could provoke popular discontent or weaken the Communist Party's grip on power.

President Hu Jintao has increased a crackdown on all kinds of news media in recent months, arresting and harassing journalists, tightening regulation of Web sites and online forums, hiring tens of thousands of people to screen and block Internet content deemed offensive and firing editors of state-run publications who resist official control.

WoW, all that could happen just from the media!!!

posted on Sep, 10 2006 @ 11:49 PM
More Fanatic Communists. I'd have thought we would all be used to them after those Cold War years, but obviously not.

posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 12:56 AM
There not Communists.
There never has been a Communist country.

China is a Lenninist/Maoist country that is embracing capitalism

Russia was based on Marxist ideals, and got corrupted into a
Stallinist/Lenninist country.

Cuba is Lenninist.

True Communism has never existed on a Naion-State scale.

posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 11:16 AM
Yeah... China. They've (according to some) been blocking domestic access to for some time... no real fireworks yet. These things take time. Snicker. NPR is available apparently. Wink. Hmmm, is there an "un-proxyed" block on ATS from China? I wonder what the master block-db "looks" like and on whose hardware and software of origin such a beastie would be run? LOL. Yeah... China.


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