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China Shuts Down 140,000 Illegal Websites

China’s state “anti-pornography” office announced on March 12 that authorities have shut down 140,000 “illegal” websites, including pornography websites. It’s part of a special national campaign to combat dissemination of pornographic information through websites and cell phones that started in February of this year. Authorities involve the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, and the General Administration of Press and Publications. 

Source: People’s Daily, March 12, 2010