Terms of Use

Please read this Terms of Use/User Agreement and the Privacy Policy before you use the Internet service on the citynewsservice.cn. We offer the Website to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of this User Agreement. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of this User Agreement.

General Rules

This User Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to your use of our services available under the domain and sub-domains of the Website. By registering for or using the Website, you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this User Agreement between you and City News Service. You agree to use the Website in accordance with this User Agreement, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the Website to products and services available through the Website.

Because the Website are evolving media, we may need to change, add or remove portions of this User Agreement or impose new conditions on use of the Website, from time to time, in which case we will post the revised User Agreement on the Website. Such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified User Agreement on the Website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms, conditions and notices, and any additional terms posted on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to such changes. The Website may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services at any time. The Website may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Website without notice or liability.

Content and User Submission

Except for public domain materials, all the contents published on the Website (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content") are protected by applicable intellectual property laws, and are owned by the City News Service, or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You must abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Website.

By posting any content on the Website, a user is assigning to City News Service and its affiliates all of such user’s copyright interests in such content and granting to City News Service and its affiliates the right to display such content on the Website and their affiliated publications and to use such content for promotional and marketing purpose.

You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Commercial use of any of the content is strictly prohibited. Use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other websites also is strictly prohibited.

Certain contents are furnished by other content providers., and we will not be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising therefrom.

Access and Availability of Service and Links

The Website contain links to other related World Wide Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of City News Service, Since City News Service is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their content, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.

Registration and Security

As part of the registration process, you will select a password and your mobile phone number. You also have to give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated. (a) You may not (i) select or use a mobile phone number of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use a mobile phone number in which another person has rights without such person’s authorization. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. (b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal to any representative or agent of the Website. But City News Service representatives may help you get back your password after proper verification process.

You shall notify Customer Service at online@citynewsservice.cn of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.

You are responsible for all usage or activity on your City News Service account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your subscriber ID and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at City News Service’s sole discretion, and City News Service may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

City News Service reserves the right to gather and use information about your usage and demographics, and agree to maintain your data privacy, in accordance with the City News Service Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein.

City News Service may contact you regarding your participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the Website and existing or prospective products and services. This information will be used to improve the Website and better understand our users.


We may terminate or cancel your access to the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. In the event of such termination, any information you have stored on the Website may not be retrieved later.

You may terminate your account at any time by sending an email to the Customer Service at online@citynewsservice.cn. You are responsible for all charges incurred, if any.


This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of People's Republic of China and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Chinese courts. Any action arising under this Agreement shall be submitted to the people's courts with jurisdiction where City News Service is located.

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.