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Chinese internet authorities to crack down on 'threatening' live-streaming

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Similar laws are in place in China for other media services though the county's booming live-streaming industry is the latest to be targeted with strict restrictions.

Dr. Rogier Creemers, a researcher in the law and government of China at Leiden University, told CNBC in a phone interview on Friday that Chinese authorities can be particularly stringent in order to cover against every eventuality.

He went on to add: "Everyone and their sister can upload content which naturally presents a problem for the government. Primarily these rules are to make sure that live streaming can be managed more easily by the authorities."