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Chinese internet users will have less access to porn and pirated information until next year

The Chinese government has launched yet another attack against internet pornography, with officials expecting the anti-porn program to last until the end of May 2010.

To 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."

Some 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.

The 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.

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By randy915 on 12/17/2009 9:03:41 PM , Rating: 1
Anti-communism is so 80s, move on please...

RE: Pffft
By Jalek on 12/17/2009 11:38:26 PM , Rating: 2
The mentalities of the Cold War won't really die out until the older generations do. They were raised constantly hearing about the commie pinkos that were taking over.

It was so bad at one point, that it's even conceivable that JFK's refusal to attack Moscow after multiple heated meetings with the intel departments, then not attacking during the missile crisis, was a direct link to him being removed from office.

If it did go that way, I'm sure those involved thought they were only being patriotic and doing what was necessary. That's another mentality that isn't really prevalent, doing what you see as needed even if it isn't necessarily personally profitable.

RE: Pffft
By Lerianis on 12/18/2009 3:23:32 AM , Rating: 2
China isn't communist..... look at the definition of communism and then TRULY look at the system that China has.... just like Russia during the Soviet years, it is more elitist than anything else, with the 'communist party' only being that in name.

RE: Pffft
By AstroGuardian on 12/18/2009 5:43:43 AM , Rating: 2

RE: Pffft
By chick0n on 12/18/2009 8:38:17 AM , Rating: 2
but sadly, most rednecks still considered China as their "main" enemy and OMG ITS EVIL AND THEY MUST BE FULL OF BICYCLES AND PPL ARE POOR AS FUCK ...

when the fact is exactly opposite ... China's people are rich as fuxk and they own more Ferraris than US combined ...

RE: Pffft
By MatthiasF on 12/18/2009 12:29:24 PM , Rating: 2
Spoken like a pinko.

A pure society based on a single philosophy can never exist because everyone will never believe the same thing. The best type of society allows for competition between philosophies for dominance but should never allow one to take full control. And that type of society can only be a republic or democracy.

China is a communist state by definition, you just don't want to admit it, comrade. The first communist state failed horribly, all others are sure to follow. The ruling party in China know this, hence why they're hastily moving closer to a capitalist state away from communism.

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