China has proposed a ban on private news media – ForexLive

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:

  • internet 
  • finance
  • agriculture

There is plenty of state-owned media in China:

China has flagged banning private capital from news reporting and distribution. Part of China's crackdown on ... everything?

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