Web Posts On Officials Banned

From AFP:

Authorities in a Chinese province where Internet users exposed an allegedly corrupt official’s taste for luxury have made posting such information illegal, state media reported on Tuesday.

The ruling Communist Party’s parliament in eastern Jiangsu province approved a law making it illegal for people in the city of Xuzhou to publish ‘private information’ on the Internet, the China Daily reported.

The law’s approval at the annual provincial assembly underscores the increasing attention authorities are paying to blogs and Internet forums.

Zhou Jiugeng, the head of a district housing bureau in Jiangsu’s capital, Nanjing, was dismissed last month after web users posted photos of him wearing a 100,000 yuan (S$21,968) watch and smoking 150 yuan a pack cigarettes.

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January 19, 2009 11:30 PM
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