China has flagged banning private capital from news reporting and distribution. Part of China’s crackdown on … everything?
The National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NDRC) published a proposal late Friday:
- Seeking to bar private investments in the establishment and operation of news outlets
- also will not be permitted to reproduce news content generated by non-China media
The NDRC paper also unveiled further proposed restrictions on other industries, including:
There is plenty of state-owned media in China: