Ministry of Information Industry

Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (21)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on (Participate) and date from 2005...

China Faces Criticism Over New Software Censor

After the Chinese government announced that all new computers would be required to have pre-installed filtering dubbed the Green Dam, whose main purpose is supposed to block “unhealthy” content like...

China Bans TV Fortunetelling Schemes – AP

From Associated Press via The Times of India: China’s government has banned televised fortunetelling schemes, saying they promote superstition and overcharge customers. The order, issued Monday by the Ministry of Information Industry , bans the advertising programs that generally run late at night or on weekday afternoons, urging people to text message or call a […]

China Suspends 265 Value-added Telecom Service Providers –

From China’s Ministry of Information Industry (MII) has suspended operation of 265 cross-regional value-added telecommunication service providers to put the market in order. The ministry said these companies had violated industrial regulations, owed connect fees, delayed operation, changed shareholders without permission and escaped annual inspections. The companies which had violated industrial regulations include Beijing […]



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