China says foreign Internet giants must help China block content – Japan Economic Times
U.S. e-mail and Internet content providers such as Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. according to law should help China stop harmful content, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
Spokesman Liu Jianchao said China was doing everything possible to stop illegal Internet content, including material that “violates social morals,” and said that any foreign companies operating in China should cooperate.
“This kind of goal is to protect the interests of the general population, so this kind of action is fair and reasonable,” Liu said at a scheduled press briefing. “If there are some foreign companies operating in China, they should also follow China’s laws and regulations.”