Internet Society of China

Illegal Internet Cafes in Firing Line

The China Daily reports that underground internet cafes are the new target for a planned police crackdown in rural areas:  “Illegal Internet bars are harming left-behind rural teenagers that lack parental care because...

Sina to Buy Focus Media in Big China Internet Deal

Sina Corp., which operates China’s most popular Internet portal, will acquire the country’s largest digital advertiser, Focus Media. From The Wall Street Journal: Under the new deal, Shanghai-based Focus Media...

Surfing with Chinese Internet Guru Xiao Qiang

From Radio Netherlands Wordwide: “It’s the hundreds of thousands of Chinese bloggers who are the most reliable eyes and ears in China,” says Xiao Qiang , professor of journalism at the University of California...

The Blogger’s Self-Discipline Pledge – Maya Alexandri

Danwei reports that the government is soliciting opinions on the new self-discipline pledge for bloggers: While the draft doesn’t break new ground in the realm of Internet regulation, it is significant for two reasons. First, the Chinese government appears to have abandoned mandatory real name registration ” at least for the time being ” and […]

Internet Society of China Releases a Code of Conduct for Web Bloggers – Melissa Wang

From Asia Media: The South China Morning Post reports that the semi-official Internet Society of China released on its website yesterday a draft voluntary code of conduct for public feedbacks. Under the code, bloggers must agree not to post messages containing unhealthy, illegal, pornographic, defamatory or false information that may infringe on others’ legal rights. […]


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