New rules to safeguard China’s cultural security
China will not permit any more overseas satellite television channels to land on its mainland and will not allow foreign investment in the country’s news media, according to new government regulations.
China promulgated earlier this month three regulations on the import of cultural products, the use of foreign capital in the cultural sector, and foreign and non-public investment in cultural undertakings. Analysts say these regulations aim to put Sino-foreign cultural exchanges in order and safeguard cultural security.
“It is an active response to the new situation after China joined the World Trade Organization,” said Wang Zhimin, a professor at Beijing Film Academy.