The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has published the results of its first check of content on online video sites, with Tudou receiving a warning.
Between December 20 and February 20 SARFT surveyed the content of a number of online video sites, finding that Xinhuanet, People.com.cn, CNR.cn, CRI.cn, China.com (8006.HK), China Youth Online and CE.cn were providing appropriate content. Local authorities have been ordered to close 25 sites that were operating without licenses or showing inappropriate content, while 32 sites guilty of repeated but less serious breaches, including Tudou, are to be warned and penalized. 5 sites without permission to provide video are to be dealt with by telecom authorities.
Sites ordered to close include: