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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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RE: Just another reason...
By mindless1 on 12/18/2009 12:54:44 AM , Rating: 2
Well it HAS worked for them for far longer than you've been live. They are a global superpower, without the severe national debt the US has, a healthy export business, and nowhere to go but up in the standard of living despite a minor setback like a crusade against pron for political reasons.

We might say it fosters corruption, but many a man in the US is corrupt. The individual just focuses on a smaller scale.

Ultimately the way the US is going right now, we'll have to wait a few hundred if not thousand more years to see if our little experiment in freedom works out long term. Only a little over 200 years at this point, the US is still quite young. We could learn from our mistakes or we could be heading for a massive implosion of the economy and the numbers point to the latter, even if we balanced the books we couldn't, or at least wouldn't ever want to, afford the interest on our national debt.

It's easy to live high on someone else's money.

RE: Just another reason...
By Kurz on 12/18/2009 10:54:37 AM , Rating: 2
If the Federal Reserve and the FIAT system was never created there would be no way we could run up such a debt.

Though of course a strictly Gold/Silver system it'll be harder to get loans. Since there is no way to create money.
Perhaps a mixture of the two would be best.

The Ability the create money to make a loan.
But, instead this time the money has to be taken out of books once a default happens.

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