"Beijing News" and "Beijing Times" are Banned Search Terms on Weibo

From Twitter:

@jajia: From today on, remove the administrative and editorial oversight of the from the Southern News Group, and transfer it to Guangming Daily Group. 今日起,取消南方报业集团对新京报的业务指导权,转交光明日报报业集团。

From Sinaweibo:

@aihuijiangtao: it was said that (under People’s Daily) and Beijing News (under Guangming Daily) both will be under the control of Beijing Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, belonging to Beijing News Group. @安徽蒋涛:据说,人民日报旗下之京华时报,和光明日报旗下之新京报,都将划归北京市委宣传部管辖,隶属京报集团。

While none of the above information has been confirmed by any official source, “Beijing News” “新京报” and “Beijing Times” “京华” have both become forbidden search words on since yesterday.

Update: China Media Project points to a weibo post by Caijing editor Luo Changping in which he confirms that the two newspapers will be moved under the direct administration of the Beijing Propaganda Department.



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