China tightens rules on online video sector

China has banned privately owned companies from entering the country’s fast-growing online video sector but will allow existing providers to continue to operate as long as they carefully monitor footage posted on their websites.The move highlights Beijing’s efforts to tighten controls on internet content amid concerns that popular local online video websites modelled on YouTube are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional state television.
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