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Rules for Live Streaming Get More Strict in China

It requires real-name registration of live stream viewers and blacklisting of live stream anchors who violate the regulations

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The live streaming industry has been in focus since February in the ongoing operations targeting online pornographic content. Pixabay

Chinese authorities have increased regulation on live stream services, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) has said.

A notice was jointly issued by six departments clarifying the responsibilities of live stream service providers, network service providers and application stores, Xinhua news agency reported.

The live streaming industry has been in focus since February in the ongoing operations targeting online pornographic content.

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A notice was jointly issued by six departments clarifying the responsibilities of live stream.

Live-stream service providers should complete the Internet Content Provider (ICP) filing, gain certificates for news services, online shows and live streams, and report to local police within 30 days after a show is broadcast.

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It also requires real-name registration of live stream viewers and blacklisting of live stream anchors who violate the regulations. (IANS)

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China’s Liu He To Travel To United States, Aims To Resolve Ongoing Trade War

The United States has long complained about access to the vast Chinese market and Beijing's demands U.S. companies reveal their technology advances.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, chats with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He during a photograph session after their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, June 3, 2018. (VOA)

China’s economic czar, Vice Premier Liu He, will travel to the United States later this month for the second round of negotiations aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war between the global economic giants.

Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters in Beijing Thursday that Liu will visit Washington on January 30-31. He was invited by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

U.S. negotiators were optimistic after the first round of talks in Beijing last week that the two sides would be able to resolve tariff disputes that have upset global markets.

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Flags fly in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 1, 2019. VOA

The trade talks are the result of an agreement last month between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop the tit-for-tat tariff conflict between the two countries for 90 days starting on New Year’s Day.

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The United States has long complained about access to the vast Chinese market and Beijing’s demands U.S. companies reveal their technology advances.

If no deal is reached by March 2, U.S. tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods will rise from 10 percent to 25 percent. (VOA)