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Ministry of Public Security to Blacklist Illegal Websites

On December 31, 2009, the website of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced a plan to set up a mechanism for reporting and handling Internet illegalities and directing communications authorities to blacklist the illegal sites. 

The MPS released the “Network Security Protection Agency under the Ministry of Public Security Report on the Work of Cracking Down on Internet Pornography” which listed a number of statistics on recent strikes against pornographic and illegal websites, including the detailed monetary rewards to individuals who reported the “harmful information.” Pledging to up the punishment on the Internet crimes, MPS is to coordinate with propaganda, broadcasting, and publication authorities on “vulgar and bad information” and to work with industrial, communications, and banking authorities against illegal service providers and Internet advertisers. 
Source: China News Service, December 31, 2009