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Xinhua: Chinese Netizens Must Adhere to Seven Essential Guidelines

Xinhua published a commentary suggesting that Internet users should comply with certain standards. On August 10, People’s Daily had reported that a group of well-known Internet bloggers proposed that, when they blog online, they should adhere to seven essential guidelines. 

The Xinhua commentary stated that in addition to the group referred to in the article, all Internet users should follow suit. The first guideline is the law and regulations, the second is the socialist system, third is the national interest, forth is citizen’s legitimate interests, the fifth is the social order, the sixth is morality, and lastly, the accuracy of information. The commentary recommended that the authorities should make rules based on these seven essential guidelines. 
Source: Xinhua, August 14, 2013