Tuesday, March 06, 2007

China to Restrict Public Internet Access

If surfing the net is outlawed, only outlaws will surf:

China ban on new internet cafes
China will not allow any more internet cafes to open this year, according to a government order obtained by the state news agency Xinhua.

The notice, issued by 14 government authorities, also vows to crack down on gambling through online games.

Xinhua said the new restrictions were part of a campaign to combat the rising problem of internet addiction...

There are currently about 113,000 internet cafes and bars in China, according to the country's Ministry of Information Industry.


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