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China Sets Up State Internet Information Office

Xinhua reports the establishment of a new government body charged with a wide range of Internet management and enforcement duties. This State Internet Information Office will be populated with the staff of the State...

China Disconnects 18,400 Illegal Websites – Lydia Chen

From Shanghai Daily: China blocked access to 18,401 illegal Websites during a nationwide campaign against online pornography that started in April, an industry newspaper reported today. A total of 9,593 unregistered Websites were shut down while 8,808 Websites were closed for disseminating pornographic, illicit or fraudulent pictures and information on the Internet, said Miao Wei, […]

Xinhua: China to close down unregistered Web Sites

From Xinhua, via China Daily: The Chinese Ministry of Information Industry has decided to temporarily close down all domestic web sites that fail to register with local telecommunications authorities before June 30. The decision was announced here on Friday according to China’s two official methods on the management of Internet Information Services and Registration of […]

China’s secret internet police target critics with web of propaganda

By Jonathan Watts in the Guardian (free reg. required): China’s communist authorities have intensified their campaign against the party’s biggest potential enemy – the internet – with the recruitment of a growing army of secret web commentators, sophisticated new monitoring software and a warning that all bloggers and bulletin board operators must register with the […]

Robert Marquand: China cracks down on Web and expats

From the Christian Science Monitor: Official efforts to police cyberspace here comes amid a host of new measures and events that underscore a broad tightening of controls by the central government. A senior Chinese diplomat posted to Australia is seeking asylum in a hotly debated espionage case now underway in Sydney. Chen Yonglin, the diplomat, […]

China Orders Bloggers to rRegister with Government

From AP, via The Guardian: The Chinese authorities have ordered all weblogs and websites in the country to register with the government or face closure in Beijing’s latest attempt to control online dissent. Commercial...

Catherine Armitage: China fights to control the net

From the Australian: A Chinese government threat to close down unregistered websites has convinced just 430,000 to make themselves known at the Information Ministry – suggesting that most of the country’s estimated 4 million web loggers, or bloggers, are choosing to stay out in the cold.

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