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China to outlaw all news outlets not funded by Communist Party | Intellasia

By Sophia Yan
October 13, 2021

Beijing published a draft law stating that privately funded organisations “shall not engage in news-gathering, editing, and broadcasting”.

Officials have not confirmed whether the new rules will apply to foreign news organisations operating in China, effectively making them illegal.

 

But the move nevertheless indicates that Beijing may be preparing to exercise even greater control over the news, much of which is already state-controlled, further shrinking the platform for public scrutiny.

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Source: China to outlaw all news outlets not funded by Communist Party | Intellasia