Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) attends a bilateral meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Diego Azubel/Pool
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China ordered its journalists on Saturday to learn "Marxist news values" and uphold the principles of news as prescribed by the ruling Communist Party, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on the media.In July, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said China would toughen curbs on journalists disclosing state and commercial secrets.Early this year, Chinese journalists also had to pass a new ideology exam to keep their press cards.
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