China Looks to Rein in Bloggers – Reuters

From the Reuters via the New York Times:

“China will intensify controls of the growing numbers of using the Internet to lay bare their thoughts, politics and even bodies, the country’s chief censor has announced.

The director of China’s General Administration of Press and Publication, Long Xinmin, said the administration was forming rules to further regulate Internet publishing, including the country’s legions of bloggers, the Beijing Morning Post reported on Tuesday.

‘We must recognize that in an era when the Internet is developing at a breakneck pace, government oversight and control measures and means are facing new tests,’ Long told members of China’s national parliament on Monday, the report said. Long singled out bloggers as one challenge.

Long said ‘citizens’ freedom of expression would be fully protected.'”[Full Text]

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