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China to strengthen supervision over Internet news reproduction

Updated: Dec 3,2015 9:00 PM     Xinhua

China will strengthen its supervision and law enforcement on news reproduction on the Internet, said an official of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) on Dec 3.

Yan Xiaohong, deputy director of SARFT and National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), made the remarks at a forum on copyright protection for news writing.

Apart from further strengthening supervision and taking a stronger hand in law enforcement, NCAC will play a bigger role as the institution for copyright and an intermediary organization in the business, according to Yan.

Also, an efficient and low-cost authorization mechanism that benefits both copyright protection and spread of news is expected to be established, he said.

Officials and experts in media and law from China’s major news agencies and universities attended the forum.

As a part of an annual national meeting on copyright that kicked off on Nov 27 this year, the forum focuses on topics including copyright protection and development of news in the age of new media.

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