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China shut down six porn websites

Press Trust Of India
Apr 30, 2006 at 06:46pm IST

Beijing: Internet police in China's capital have shut down six pornographic websites to prevent their ‘negative’ influence on society.

The six websites, including ‘www.ysdm.com’ and ‘www.xf13.net’, contained what was determined to be ‘unhealthy content’ and were shut down on Friday, 'Beijing News' reported.

Operators of two other websites were given a deadline to clean up contents on their websites after an investigation, the paper said.

In early April, a proposal to operate ‘civilised’ Internet websites won support from fourteen major websites in the city. Internet authorities have also increased their supervision of websites.

In recent years, the Internet industry in China with over 100 million Internet users witnessed remarkable progress and now has more than 700,000 websites, with over 25,000 being added each year.

In 2004, Chinese government kicked off a massive campaign to weed out pornography from the rapidly-growing Internet and in 2005, 11 people were jailed for up to 12 years for running an obscene website in the country's largest case of Internet pornography.

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