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12.20.2012 19:14

Draft Would Bar Firms with Foreign Links from Net Publishing

GAPP proposal also holds editors legally responsible for content of the stories they publish
By staff reporter Ren Zhongyuan

Foreign-owned or joint-stock companies are not allowed to get involved in Internet publishing in China, according to a new draft regulation unveiled on December 19.

The draft, proposed by the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) and published on a website run by the State Council, China's cabinet, contains a wide range of issues related to Internet publishing. The government is inviting opinions on it until January 10.

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