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China Cracks Down on Online Black Market Nationwide, Xinhua Says

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- China started a nationwide crackdown on online black markets selling illegal goods such as weapons and human organs, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing the Ministry of Public Security.

The campaign, to last until February, is also against online trafficking of items such as guns, explosives, knives, poisonous chemicals, wiretapping software, fake identity cards, counterfeit money and personal information, the report said. The police will shut down websites, suspend related phone numbers and online accounts and punish those involved, it said.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Feiwen Rong in Beijing at frong2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Richard Dobson at rdobson4@bloomberg.net

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