China Orders 25 Video Websites to Shut Down

Chinese authorities ordered 25 video-sharing Web sites to halt operations and issued warnings to dozens of others, tightening their grip on online content in a move which could scare away future investment in the sector. Among the Web sites to be warned was, which is backed by a unit of venture capital heavyweight IDG and received an official warning under new rules to curb pornographic, violent and political content.

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