On August 9, 2014, China Review News published an article in support of the “Ten Regulations on Public Instant Messaging Services” that the Chinese central government recently issued. According to the article, there are over 300 million instant messaging users in China. According to the article, “Rumors have been circulating everywhere” in China. In a dark corner, foreigners or Chinese who are paid with foreign currencies have been fabricating shocking “authoritative announcements.” The article asserted that most Internet users welcome the “Ten Regulations on Public Instant Messaging Services.” Only a small numbers of people are upset. Those who enjoy publishing "authoritative news" behind-the-scenes can no longer get royalties because their articles cannot be published online.
Source: China Review News, August 9, 2014