China to tighten supervision over blogs and online search engines – Xinua

From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online:

Blogs and search engines, the most active parts of China information industry, will undergo strict supervision of the government.

“As more and more illegal and unhealthy information spreads through the blog and search engine, we will take effective measures to put the BBS,blog and search engine under control,” said Cai Wu, director of the Information Office of the State Council, at a meeting held Wednesday.

China launched a project on Feb. 21 to purify the environment of internet and mobile communication network through a series of measures within a year.

According to a report made by prestigious Qinghua (Tsinghua) University in Beijing, the Chinese blog sites have reached 36.82 million. The report also predicted that the blog sites may exceed 60 million this year. [Full Text]

See also:

- China boosts controls on blogs by Business Week

- China vows more ‘control’ over Internet by Telecomasia.net

June 29, 2006 1:13 PM
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