Chinese authorities have published a list of rules for short-video creators and platforms, requiring apps to set up review teams with a “strong political sense” and vet all videos before they are published.

The China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) released the detailed guidelines on Wednesday. The national industry association is governed by the country’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) and oversees member organizations including national broadcaster CCTV and state-run press agency Xinhua Net.

The rules detail a total of 100 categories of non-compliant content, including that related to rallying against national policies and threatening social stability. Videos of a sexual or violent nature are also be forbidden.

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Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen