Sina was one of the firms given an undisclosed fine. A file picture shows a cleaner polishing a sign of the company logo at its Beijing headquarters. Photo: AP

China punishes Sina and iQiyi video sites for spoofs on ‘Communist heroes’

Fines are part of a crackdown on online satire and humour, amid already sweeping censorship and state control of media

Topic |   Censorship in China

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Sina was one of the firms given an undisclosed fine. A file picture shows a cleaner polishing a sign of the company logo at its Beijing headquarters. Photo: AP
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