China Bans Foreigners from Publishing Online
China has issued a ban on foreign-owned media from publishing online within the nation. Global news agencies like Reuters, Dow Jones, the New York Times, and Bloomberg have invested considerable sums in building bureaus in the country. The foreign media ban is another step in reversing the nation’s loosening of censorship laws. This, along with the disappearance of Hong Kong’s booksellers and the kidnapping of dissidents who have left the country, all suggest China has been tightening control.