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App providers to promote ‘socialist values’

China’s authorities have issued new rules for mobile apps. As of August 1, providers of messaging and information apps are only allowed to serve users who have registered themselves with their real names, as the business portal Caixin reports. According to the new regulations, app providers are also responsible for the content presented in the app. They are not allowed to produce or redistribute “illegal information” and are supposed to prevent “undesirable information,” according to the report. Providers are also expected to promote “core socialist values”.

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