The Chinese government v’s the internet
June 29th, 2006

“China’s internet minders have vowed to step up controls of internet content, cracking down on blogs, bulletin boards and search engines”,this news article says.”As more and more illegal and unhealthy information spread through blogs and search engines, we will take effective measures to put the BBS (bulletin board service), blogs and search engines under control,” Xinhua news agency quoted Cai Wu, a government spokesman as saying. China was taking steps to make registration mandatory on millions of blog sites and BBSs, Mr Cai said. According to a report by Tsinghua University, quoted by Xinhua, China currently has up to 36.8 million blogs, a figure that could grow to 60 million by the end of the year. The number of search engine users had reached 97 million, or about 87 per cent of all internet users, the report said”.

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