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China fines Sina over 'indecent' content

Published on May 3, 2014 8:38 PM
 
Chinese authorities have slapped Internet giant Sina with a fine of more than five million yuan (S$1 million) over "unhealthy and indecent content", the company announced. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese authorities have slapped Internet giant Sina with a fine of more than five million yuan (S$1 million) over "unhealthy and indecent content", the company announced.

The "administrative fine" of 5.1 million yuan was imposed by the Beijing Municipal Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement Unit, Sina said in a release on Friday.

Sina also said that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television had notified it that the company's "Internet Publication License and License for Online Transmission of Audio-Visual Programs would be revoked due to certain unhealthy and indecent content from third-parties or by users" on its online reading channel and website.

Sina added that it "intends to fully cooperate with the relevant government authorities".

 
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