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Illegal Satellite TV in China Brings CNN to the Masses

From PCWorld: A black market for satellite TV is booming in China as the middle class grows there, bringing foreign channels like CNN and MTV to a much wider audience than allowed by the government. Satellite TV is legal only...

Shanghai To Crack Down On Satellite Dishes

From Shanghai Daily (h/t the Shanghaiist): SEVETEEN (sic) government departments will launch a joint city-wide campaign to wipe out illegal television satellites that can receive foreign TV programs across Shanghai, the Oriental...

Murdoch Apologized to China, New Book Claims

Media baron Rupert Murdoch apologized to Jiang Zemin and Li Peng in a 1997 letter, years after claiming that communications technologies were a threat to totalitarian regimes, according to a forthcoming book by a former News...

New rules to safeguard China’s cultural security

From Xinhua – English: 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 […]


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