Web Posts On Officials Banned

From AFP:

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

The ruling Communist ’s parliament in eastern Jiangsu province approved a law making illegal for 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.

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

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