China will limit the access to foreign TV-Shows

Photo from the popular American TV-series House of Cards. Photo: Netflix.

Photo from the popular American TV-series House of Cards. Photo: Netflix.

According to Wall Street Journal, China will be limiting the amount of foreign content on Chinese streaming sites to 30 percent.

As soon as Thursday regulators could require that no more than 30 percent of the content on Chinese video-streaming sites is foreign. Wall Street Journal reports that this would be more than a 20 percent cut since more than half of the content on the Chinese streaming is said to be foreign.

Until recently the streaming sites have experienced relatively small restrictions compared to the state-run broadcasters that are only allowed to transmit few foreign produced TV-shows and programs.

According to Wall Street Journal Chinese authorities has not yet given a reason for these new moves. But they come at a time where Chinese leaders try to tighten the grip on information circulating via chat apps.

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