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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Chinese blogger shuts down country's first pvt magazine

From the Economic Times:

China's first private magazine, which was launched by famous blogger Han Han in a bid to break monopoly of the tightly-controlled official media, has shut down apparently after its printing was blocked by authorities...."Han Han magazine dies", read the front page headline of the state-run 'Global Times' daily....It said that the magazine named 'Party' was shut after it was bogged down by a host of procedural problems, leading it to seek clearance for each of its page by officials. ...."The magazine bore an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) instead of an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), meaning it was regarded as technically being a book, and therefore needed to undergo government inspection before every new issue was published," the report said....China's General Administration of Press and Publication did not respond to a Global Times inquiry on the issue

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