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The Cyberspace Administration of China issues four new regulations on online speech

In late August and early September, the Cyberspace Administration of China (‘CAC’) published four regulations on online speech targeted at mainstream online platforms, namely the Administrative Measures on Internet Forum and Community Service (the ‘Forum and Community Regulations’), the Administrative Measures on Internet Posting and Comment Service (the ‘Posting and Comment Regulations’), the Administrative Measures on Internet Public Channel Account Service (the ‘Public Channel Account Service’) and the Administrative Measures on Internet Chat Group Service (the ‘Chat Group Regulations’) (collectively, the ‘Online Speech Regulations’). The Online Speech Regulations were issued at an unprecedented pace and demonstrate that the CAC is keen to bring online speech under its jurisdiction. In this article, Mark Robinson, Karen Ip and James Gong of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, examine the key features of the Online Speech Regulations and provide their observations.

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