China shuts down unwanted web sites

By Derek Sooman on December 23, 2004, 9:29 AM
The Chinese government, who began a nationwide crackdown on undesired websites this July, have reported that they have closed 1,129 pornographic web sites since beginning the crackdown. According to the Internet Society of China (ISC), since the www.china.cn site was opened it has received 95,000 reports of pornographic and other illegal web sites. Related departments have closed 1,278 illegal web sites and 114 sites promoting gambling, superstitious activities and cult propaganda. The Chinese government will now shift its attention more fully onto illegal gambling and superstitious sites.




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Crazy said:
Got about time they did something. I they could now stop the spam mails that come from china... we would all be happy.At least they started :), not a moment to soon if I might add.Thou 1300 websites isn't much, it's a start
Phantasm66 said:
illegal gambling and "[i]superstitious[/i]" sites...?its illegal to be superstitious about things?LOL!
shnig said:
Id say that was a dodgy translation!
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