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China orders media crackdown

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BEIJING - China closed the website of a leading reformist magazine on Friday and ordered a crackdown on "irregular practices" by media outlets. 

Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine said on its microblog account that its website,, was "suddenly cancelled" for unspecified reasons after orders by government departments.

The website's homepage was redirected to a "visit refused" page with a message saying the site had been shut down for failing to register with police and commercial authorities.

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