help lead the way, WAP site registration will have to undergo
additional scrutiny, with each site's registration information
verified before it goes live. Furthermore, the government also
will go beyond WAP sites, and will also target third-party payment
companies, and others who are involved in providing online
pornography to Chinese internet users.
"If they do not
take up proper actions, they will be held
for the breach of duty," according to a statement reported
on by Chinese media. "In those serious cases, the
corporate representatives will be forced to apologize to the public
and promise to correct their wrong-doings in public."
web hosts in Shanghai, Henan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi are now saying
some customers are calling in to complain they can no longer access
their own personal Web sites. Furthermore, ISPs are no longer
allowed to host personal websites -- only businesses and companies
approved by the government -- can have individual Web sites.
so-called great wall of China has kicked thousands of PC users off of
the internet, with YouTube, twitter, Facebook and Flickr also
reprimanded for various reasons. YouTube came under fire in
March after videos highlighting the situation in Tibet were promoted
by Chinese users.
Along with a crackdown on internet porn, the
government also is leading yet another attempt to limit piracy --
several Chinese websites known for hosting copyrighted music and
movies were disconnected.
quote: Furthermore, the government also will go beyond WAP sites, and will also target third-party payment companies, and others who are involved in providing online pornography to Chinese internet users.
quote: Communism is an economic system not a form of government. You mean Tyranny. Although I will agree that communist systems are susceptible to dictatorship or party rule.
quote: To help out one another is a very human thing and that is the root of communism.
quote: Oh, and as to people who 'don't contribute all they can'... that is their choice, and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as they are adhering to our laws.
quote: Communism is about control. Controlling what information people can read/experience on the net is just another form of control.
quote: Communism itself is a pretty good idea
quote: Go berry yourself inside your stupidity
quote: Just another reason I'm proud to be an American (read "not Communist").