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China's new internet rules further restricts religious content

A warning message says that an online post has violated relevant regulations and has been removed. (Screen grab from ucanews.com WeChat public account)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
China

May 17, 2017

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Catholic webmasters are feeling claustrophobic a month before China's new internet regulations come into effect.

The Cyberspace Administration of China issued the Provision for the Administration of Internet News on May 2 requiring online outlets using mobile apps, forums, blogs, instant messaging or webcasts as a medium must be licensed or face prosecution.

No one can produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate any prohibited information. News content providers and readers must register using their real names, according to the provision.

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