Great Firewall Of China

  • China claims to have 'cleaned' the Internet with crackdown on rumour 29-11-2013 01:49 PM

    Beijing: China's campaign against online rumours, which critics say is crushing free speech, has been highly successful in "cleaning" the Internet, a top official of the country's Internet regulator said on Thursday. China has the world's most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall. It...
  • Beijing tightens controls over microblogs 16-12-2011 01:00 PM

    Beijing: The Beijing city government said on Friday it would tighten control over popular microblogs that have vexed authorities with their rapid dissemination of news, giving users three months to register with their real names or face legal consequences. China has repeatedly criticized microblogs for irresponsibly spreading what it calls...
  • China shuts 50 microblogs for porn, vulgarity 31-10-2011 06:35 PM

    Beijing: China has shut 50 microblogs for distributing pornography and carrying "vulgar content", state media said on Monday, as the government steps up monitoring of the internet. "The microblogs were shut down for violations that include carrying pornographic images and videos, information for prostitution, as well as illegal advertising for...
  • China vows stricter controls on social media 26-10-2011 12:45 PM

    Beijing/Shanghai: China will intensify controls of online social media and instant messaging tools, the ruling Communist Party said in an agenda-setting document that marks the government's highest-level reaction so far to the explosive growth of microblogs. Beijing's vow to strengthen Internet administration and promote content acceptable to the ruling party...
  • Baidu, China sued for Internet censorship 19-05-2011 07:30 AM

    New York: Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest search engine of conspiring with the country's government to censor pro-democracy speech. The lawsuit claims violations of the US Constitution and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer is the first of...
  • China sets up agency to tighten grip on Internet 05-05-2011 07:34 AM

    Beijing: China announced a new State Internet Information Office on Wednesday to unify the squabbling agencies that oversee the Chinese Internet, which Beijing views as both a potential gold mine and a political threat. The State Internet Information Office appears intended to help improve coordination and rivalry among the dozen...
  • China shuts over 60,000 porn websites in 2010 30-12-2010 12:08 PM

    Beijing: China shut down more than 60,000 pornographic websites this year, netting almost 5,000 suspects in the process, a government spokesman said on Thursday, vowing no let-up in its campaign against material deemed obscene. Beijing has run a highly publicised drive against what officials said was smutty and lewd content...
  • Facebook eyeing to re-connect with China? 23-12-2010 06:25 PM

    Beijing: Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met with some of China's top technology leaders, fuelling speculation about the social networking website's ambitions to enter the country's market where it is censored. Zuckerberg Wednesday visited the offices of Sina Corp., a leading Chinese web portal, and met with its...
  • China may shut porn fiction websites 16-07-2010 11:01 AM

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