No more Rolling Stone…its why they call it “Communism.”
[quote]China Stops the Presses
Magazine Moratorium Hits Foreign Publishers
By Geoffrey A. Fowler and Juying Qin, The Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 7, 2006; Page D05
HONG KONG – "China has placed a moratorium on new foreign magazines on topics other than science and technology, dealing a blow to international media companies looking to tap the nation’s booming advertising market.
One casualty of the policy, adopted by China’s top publishing regulator, is the Chinese edition of the rock and youth culture magazine Rolling Stone. The magazine had published its first edition last month, but the General Administration of Press and Publications said it will forbid it from publishing again. The magazine falls in the restricted category, GAPP said, and its publishers never applied for the appropriate permission to publish.
China has imposed restrictions on investors before and then eased them or overlooked exceptions. But this rule is a big setback for publishers of lifestyle magazines, which had been one area in which foreign media could expand even as Beijing cracked down on television broadcasts."(more news at link)
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