Headlines From China: China Implements Strict Licensing Rules for Online Shows

China Implements Strict Licensing Rules for Online Shows

China’s broadcasting regulator will implement strict licensing rules for online shows from Wednesday, deepening efforts by the government to monitor, review and clean up content in the world’s biggest internet market. The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) will require all online films and shows to obtain a broadcasting licence before these can be made available to the public. Read more South China Morning Post

A Disabled Chinese Poet’s Wedding Plan Invites Cheers and Jeers

Yu Xiuhua’s views on sex and relationships have often been slammed as “vulgar.” Critics disparaged her writings centering around love and lust. Many said she would never find love again after a divorce. On April 29, the 46-year-old announced her wedding plans with Yang Zhuce on short video platform Douyin, inviting a chorus of jubilation from fans and jeers from critics. Dressed in a white wedding dress, Yu was seen leaning against Yang, donning a suit, as they posed for photos in a rose garden. Read more Sixth Tone