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US TV shows cut from China websites: report

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Chinese video streaming websites have removed four legally licensed US television shows in a move that could portend "stricter online monitoring", state-run media reported Monday.  

China closely censors all media in an effort to control public discourse that could undermine the Communist authorities' grip on power

"From Saturday, popular shows 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Good Wife', 'NCIS' and 'The Practice' were no longer available on tv.sohu.com, youku.com and v.qq.com," the Global Times said, referring to three popular services and adding that the series were "all purchased legally for viewing in China".

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