China puts new security rules on online news

Beijing • China is tightening rules for online news as censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating across the country. The rules announced Tuesday will require online publishers to obtain government licenses and block foreign or private companies from investing in online news services or directly disseminating news. Chinese news outlets will have to undergo a security review before working with foreign ...

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