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CHINA: “IF YOU DON’T HAVE INTERNET ORDER, HOW CAN YOU HAVE INTERNET FREEDOM?”

There can be no Internet freedom without order, China’s top Communist Party newspaper said on Monday after several U.S. television shows were pulled from Chinese video sites, the latest signs of Beijing’s tightening grip on online content. Four U.S. television shows, The Big Bang Theory, The Practice, The Good Wife and NCIS, were removed from video websites at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency said. The series are all popular and it was not clear why these particular programmes had been singled out. Searches on Youku Tudou, Sohu and Tencent, which provide the shows, produced messages that the content was temporarily unavailable. None provided any immediate comment.

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