Chinese Internet companies urged to establish content review system
BEIJING, Aug 20, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Chinese Internet companies offering
cultural content were urged on Tuesday to set up their own review
systems, as part of efforts to ensure legitimacy of content.
The content of online music and game companies will no longer be
reviewed and filed in advance by relevant government departments
starting from Dec. 1, according to a Ministry of Culture statement.
Previously, such content was largely reviewed or managed by
relevant government departments, the statement said.
"With the rapid development of Internet techniques, traditional
online Internet content review systems have lagged behind the
requirement of market development," an official with the ministry
The establishment of a self-review mechanism and strengthening the
company's self-judgement capacity in terms of choosing Internet
content is the best option for authorities to regulate the Internet
cultural market, the official said.
The ministry also urged companies to ensure reviewers are
The provincial cultural departments or relevant associations will
provide the reviewers with training, according to the statement.
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