[pacific epoch] China's State Council has rejected a third draft of its telecommunications, cable TV and Internet network convergence plans due to disagreements between two government agencies involved in the draft, Southern Daily reported June 1 citing an unnamed source. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and State Administration of Radio, Film and Television resumed discussions for a fourth version on May 29, the report said. Previous disputes centered around jurisdiction of content broadcasting, according to the report.
Ten cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chongqing are rumored to have applied to join the pilot plan, which MIIT Minister Li Yizhong said earlier would come out in late May, according to the report.
Govt Infighting Sees Network Convergence Draft Scrapped