On the day Chinese journalists woke up to news that the New York Times won a Pulitzer for its report on former Premier Wen Jiabao's family fortune, China's media regulator issued new regulations banning reports on foreign media coverage.
The notice also does not allow any reporting from reporting any information from "informers, freelancers, NGOs, commercial organisations" without "prior verification."
The notice calls on media organisations to "strengthen the management" of their websites, blogs and micro-blogs, including private micro-blog accounts.
"Strengthened management" is understood to be party-speak for allowing less leeway in sharing information online that couldn't have appeared in newspapers in the first place.
Media organisations were once again told not to cite or report on information from the internet, or to report "gossip, rumour and speculation".
They should "intuitively suppress the infiltration and spread of harmful information."
The General Administration was created when the regulator for radio, film and television was merged with the regulator for the press and publications last month.