Tightening its grip over the country’s web and information industries, China has ordered major online companies to stop original news reporting. A ban on several major news portals was imposed by the Cyberspace Administration of China.

As reported by Bloomberg, the agency instructed the operators of mobile and online news services to dismantle “current-affairs news” operations on July 22. From now on, they can only carry reports provided by government-controlled print or online media.

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