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Internet is hurting China's state-run old media

Communist Party outlets losing audience to online rivals

China Central Television, headquartered in this building in Beijing, has seen its ratings drop 30% from its peak. (Getty Images)

BEIJING -- China has long supported the domestic internet tech industry as a key to growth, but this policy is now creating a headache -- The more people get news from online sources, the less influence state-run media wields over the public.

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