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UPDATED: 08:13, December 30, 2005
China closes 598 domestic porn websites in past three months
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From September to November, Chinese public security authorities shut down 598 porn websites and wiped out 35 porn domain names, according to a news conference in Beijing Thursday.

All the porn websites in China have been closed as of today, announced Wu Heping, spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security at a news briefing on a nationwide campaign of cracking down on-line porn.

The clues of porn websites reported by the public every day has dropped to 9.4 from 14.1, most of which refer to foreign porn websites. And the clues of on-line video porn show has dropped to 2.1 from 13, he said.

With 2,700 reported cases in 2000 and 14,000 in 2004, on-line porn activities, gambling and fraud have become serious crimes in recent years and are still rising, said Wu.

More than 80 percent of the domestic computers were once infected by virus annually in recent years and the daily junk mails flowing to domestic users exceeds 60 million, making China a giant country of sending and receiving junk mails, he said.

Together with the Information Office of the State Council and the Ministry of Information Industry, the Ministry of Public Security launched a nationwide campaign on cracking down Internet porn like on-line video chatting in September this year.

Source: Xinhua

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