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China Bans Major Online Portals From Independent Newsgathering

Lin Songtao-vice president of Tencent Mobile Business Group

Lin Songtao, vice president of Tencent Mobile Business Group, speaks at a press conference of Tencent in Haikou, China’s Hainan province, April 23, 2016. AFP

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has banned major online news portals from engaging in independent journalism, as part of an ongoing campaign to ensure that only its version of the news gets published. Continue reading