A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP
A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP
Regulation

Beijing reiterates ban on private capital in news media, updating it to prohibit hosting events

  • A draft document banning private investment in news media now prohibits ‘hosting news forums or presenting awards’
  • The ban, in place since 2005, has only been selectively enforced, but experts say the new document could cut off an important revenue source

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A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP
A man walks past a display of newspapers at a news-stand in Beijing on July 23, 2009. In a new draft document reiterates rules in place since 2005 banning private capital in news media, which the government has previously selectively enforced. Photo: AFP
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