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China Prohibits Live Broadcasting of U.S. Presidential Election

China Digital Times reported that China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued telephone instructions regarding the reports on the U.S. presidential election. The instruction included the following:

1. The Beijing and Guangdong Internet Information Offices have stopped Tencent, Sohu, and NetEase from any live broadcasting of [the U.S. presidential election]. [SARFT] seriously criticized their live broadcasting and announced that it would issue punishment as appropriate.

2. They must follow the instructions to disable live streaming or information synchronization.

3. If someone finds any other site broadcasting [the election live], he should report it to SARFT immediately. SARFT will resolutely crack down.

Source: China Digital Times, November 9, 2016