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China’s media regulator plans to crack down on news that promotes ‘Western lifestyles’

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ocial and entertainment news should not "express overt admiration for Western lifestyles," reported official news agency Xinhua, citing a circular issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.