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Xinhua: Government Cracked Down on Illegal Mobile News Apps

Xinhua recently reported that the National Internet Information Office has been cracking down on some mobile news apps such as “ZAKER News Reader” and “Bee News." The Office has required that these mobile apps be removed from the market and report back to the authorities to confirm their legal compliance status. The key accusation against these mobile news clients was “offering news services without proper government certification.” The National Internet Information Office provided more details, suggesting that these news apps distributed “inappropriate information that may have endangered adolescent health” and that they disrupted “the orderly dissemination of online news.” According to several Chinese laws governing Internet information services, all Chinese Internet news providers must register with and get certified by the corresponding government administrative office which regulates and manages Iinternet information content. 
Source: Xinhua, September 30, 2013