Freitag, April 07, 2006

China Bans New Foreign Magazines

The Wall Street Journal Online reports today on a new moratorium, banning (for the time being) new entries of magazines on topics other than science and technology ...

WSJ writes, one of the first foreign magazines hit, is the Chinese edition of the Rolling Stone Magazine - published by China Record Corp. and One Media Group (HK) - without permission according to GAPP - their first edition last month and the General Administration of Press and Publication (in fact, it is the party committee behind) ruled it will bar the publisher of the Rolling Stone Magazine from publishing again.

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However, other sources say, that Rolling Stone Magazine was officially 'stopped' because they did not have an official license and the regional approval had a problem ... e.g.

China ousts Rolling Stone magazine

and the Pravda reported:
China dissolves Rolling Stone magazine's partnership with publisher

That has been the reason, I was always going and I recommend my clients to get not a province approval, but official and national approval in Beijing - Shanghai bureau is much easier, but on paper, it is only good for that province and it doesn’t always have the blessing of the (national) party commitee. China Record Corp. (state-owned) should have known better!