20 February 2019

China cancels 14,455 press cards of ‘bogus journalists’

Chinese press authorities said on Tuesday that 14,455 press cards have been canceled in a national crackdown on bogus journalists since the start of 2013, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 216 illegal newspapers and magazines have been investigated, with 76 of them being suspended since the start of last year, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, was quoted as saying.

Authorities have investigated 258 criminal cases involving fake journalists and confiscated more than 1.5 million illegal newspapers and magazines, according to the report.

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