China Guards Against “Overseas Hostile Forces” on Web

Reuters reports on the latest :

Wang Chen, head of the Information Office of the , said on Friday the country would intensify a crackdown on online crimes as part of an ongoing campaign that he said netted more than 5,510 suspects last year.

Xinhua agency reported his comments as part of a story on an online drug ring on Monday.

Wang said China would also strengthen monitoring on “” on the Internet in a bid to block overseas harmful information from spreading in the country and prevent “overseas hostile forces from infiltrating through the Internet,” Xinhua said.

China Daily has more on Wang’s speech:

In Friday’s speech, Wang confirmed, for the first time, that major news websites and business in China have already complied with the no-anonymity comment rule; a trend that Wang said will be pushed through the Internet, including the populous online bulletin boards.

China would also intensify its crackdown on online crimes, which netted 5,510 suspects last year, according to Wang. Tough measures would be employed to tackle online pornography, and fraud as a country has witnessed a growing of over 400 million .

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