Cafes, mobiles on Chinese hitlist

By Thomas McGuire on June 8, 2004, 9:27 AM
CHINA has closed 16,000 internet cafes in the past 3 months & ramped up its campaign against mobile phone fuelled crime, the country's state media has reported. A month ago, Xinhua said a total of 8,600 unlicensed internet cafes had been shut down since February.

This new drive, which makes daily front-page news in the state newspapers, has targeted not just the internet, but also the mass media, as TV stations have been ordered to air "healthier" programs to their youthful audiences.

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