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China Cracks Down on Rumors, Celebrities as Olympics Loom

  • Cyberspace regulator launches new campaign over online content
  • The effort comes days before the all-important Beijing games
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WATCH: China’s Xi met with IOC chief Bach i Beijing. Meanwhile, China has began fresh efforts to regulate online content, days before the start of the key Spring Festival holiday and the Olympics. Yvonne Man reports.Daybreak: Australia.”

China has kicked off fresh efforts to regulate online content, days before the start of the key Spring Festival holiday and Beijing Winter Olympics. 

The Cyberspace Administration of China’s monthlong campaign will target web content that violates laws and punish related accounts and platforms to cultivate a “healthy” environment for Chinese New Year, it said in a statement Tuesday. The Beijing games are scheduled to commence on Feb. 4, coinciding with the week-long holiday that begins Jan. 31.