Chinese Net Censors Crackdown on Blogs

Brian Bremner

China’s Net cops are at it again. A story here says Beijing has stepped up its campaign to censor information viewed as indecent or subversive on blogs and search engines. On June 30, Cai Wu, director of the Information Office of China's Cabinet, was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency as pledging that the government would “take effective measures” to crack down on offenders. Details are scarce, but this probably means increased site monitoring, forced blog closures and even the arrest and imprisonment of journalists. These guys don’t play nice.

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