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Thursday, March 03, 2005

China shuts down 47,000 'harmful' internet cafes

Scotsman: China shuts down 47,000 'harmful' internet cafes

CHINA has closed 47,000 internet cafes in a campaign aimed at creating a more "wholesome environment" for children.

The country’s leaders encourage internet use for business and education, but have expressed growing concern that it gives children access to violent or sexually explicit material, and have tried to block online criticism of their Communist rule.

The cafes closed in the crackdown had been "admitting minors and engaged in dissemination of harmful cultural information", the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said on its website.

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Blogger FrauBudgie said...

But, didn't the Chinese recently send a criticism of US human rights abuses ... ?

7:02 AM, March 04, 2005  

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