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As part of a government restructuring program initiated at the National People’s Congress in March, the General Administration of Press and Publications was merged with the State Administration of Radio, Film and...

China Unveils Plans for Streamlined Government

China’s State Council has submitted widely-anticipated plans for the restructuring of several government agencies to the National People’s Congress. The seventh such initiative in the past 30 years, the new plan aims...

NPC May Establish Unified Food and Drug Agency

Among the most anticipated policy unveilings at the ongoing Two Sessions is the likely consolidation of some of China’s 27 ministries and countless lower-level government bodies. The State Administration for Radio, Film...

Free Speech Activists Protest London Book Fair

This year’s London Book Fair will highlight China in a special “China Market Focus” section, and will invite Liu Binjie, the head of the General Administration for Press and Publishing, which oversees all...

Warcraft Row: An Industry Game Changer

Caixin looks at Netease’s struggle to get the game World of Warcraft back online in China and the bureaucratic turf wars that the gaming industry must navigate: NetEase is a veteran of Chinese online gaming, with seven...

China to Loosen Control over Book Publishing

The Financial Times takes a look an expected changes in the Chinese publishing industry which will allow more room for private publishers to operate within the state-controlled system: China Publishing Group, which had Rmb3.9bn...

China Vows Clean Online Games Within Five Years

From Reuters: China plans to implement a five year program advocating clean online games, starting next year, an official from the General Administration of Press and Publication told an industry conference Wednesday. Earlier...

China to Create Blacklist of Local Journalists

This dire-sounding report is from AP: According to a report in the China Press and Publishing Journal, the agency that exercises control over the state-owned Chinese media plans to “establish a database of media...

Film Rating System = No Fun

Amidst the many policy rumor denials coming out of this year’s NPC meeting, the proclamation from Liu Binjie (director of the General Administration of Press and Publications) that China won’t be introducing a movie...

China Cracks Down on Horror Videos

China’s media harmonization goes a step further. From AP: In an order posted on its Web site, China’s General Administration of Press and Publication said all existing products were to be pulled off the market and...

Crackdown on Olympics reporters?

That is AFP’s read on Chinese government plans, announced in the China Daily today, to manage foreign journalists who come to Beijing for the 2008 festivities. The plan, described by the head of the General Administration...




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