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China: Govt. orders country's internet companies to stop publishing independent reports on sensitive topics

"…On July 24th the Beijing municipal branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China ordered some of China’s biggest internet companies, including Sina, Sohu and Netease…to stop publishing independent reports on politically sensitive topics. Official media said some news portals would be fined. Such restrictions have been in place at least since 2005. But internet companies have often ignored them (albeit cautiously)…"