Xinhua News Agency

  1. China Hires 'Sexual Content Appraisers' for Content Crackdown

    May 05, 2014 3:57 PM EDT As part of an initiative dubbed "Cleaning the Web 2014," authorities are closing websites, while tech companies are hiring young people to evaluate erotic content -- and receiving a lot of interest. A nationwide crackdown on pornography ...

  2. China Cracks Down On Reality-TV Music Shows

    October 23, 2013 3:21 AM EDT Chinese authorities are cracking down on how often broadcasters can air reality, dating and talent shows such as the Chinese versions of "American Idol" and "The Voice," which draw huge audiences. Provincial broadcasters show ...

  3. U.S. Claims On Copyright Piracy 'Groundless,' Says China

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Foreign Ministry has dismissed as "groundless" U.S. accusations that China is failing to crack down on copyright piracy, ahead of talks with top U.S. officials next week, Xinhua News Agency reported. It quoted Foreign Ministry spokes ...

  4. Google Risks China's Ire With Slap To Censorship

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google shut its mainland Chinese-language portal and began rerouting searches to its Hong Kong site, unleashing Beijing's ire and prompting worry over its prospects in China. China lost little time in warning Google that its spurning of self- ...

  5. Chinese Shrug Shoulders At Possible Google Pull-out

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With speculation swirling that Google Inc will soon announce the closure of its China-based Internet portal, the reaction from some Chinese has been hurry up and leave, or simply: so what? On Friday, the China Business News reported Google may mak ...

  6. Google Says China Talks Continue, But Pullout Signs Grow

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google said on Monday (March 15) it remained in talks with the Chinese government about censorship of its Chinese-language search portal, despite mounting signs the company could soon shut the site. Google Inc, the world's biggest search engi ...

  7. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  8. China iPod Libel Claim Slashed

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel claim against two Shanghai journalists, who said workers at a plant making iPods were mistreated, from 30 million yuan ($3.77 million) to just 1 yuan, Xinhu A Taiwan-funded company has slashed a libel cl ...

  9. Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said Oct. 18. (AP) -- A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  10. Report: Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said today (Oct. 18). A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  11. China To Test Timing System On Videogames

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online gamers in China may soon have their fun cut short if a new timing system set to be tested in October becomes part of a mandatory software standard expected from the government later this year. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online game ...

  12. China Toughens Regs On Imports

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China further tightens media regulations controlling foreign participation in television and the distribution of foreign online games and newspapers. BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China has moved to further tighten media regulations controll ...

  13. China Agrees To Fight Piracy With MPA

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to cooperate to fight film piracy in China. BEIJING -- The Motion Picture Assn. and China's government have agreed in writing for the first time to ...

  14. Foreigners Can Invest In Chinese TV Prod'n Firms

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST China will allow foreign investors to buy stakes in television production companies, a move that will give them wider access to the world's largest TV market. HONG KONG (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China will allow foreign investors to buy sta ...

  15. China Legalizes Electronic Signatures

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growing online commerce industry. BEIJING (AP) -- China's parliament has legalized electronic signatures in an effort to boost its small but growi ...