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Friday, January 2, 1998



2. China gets tough on using Internet (PI)


Source: Philadelphia Inquirer -- Daily News

Date: December 31, 1997

China clamped sweeping new controls on the Internet yesterday, warning that
the network was being used to leak state secrets and to spread "harmful
information."

The regulations cover a wide range of crimes, including political
subversion and the spread of pornography and violence, and
are designed to protect against computer hacking, viruses and other
computer-related crime.

They call for unspecified "criminal punishments" and fines of up to 15,000
yuan ($1,800) for Internet providers and users who violate the rules.

One article says the Internet must not be used to "split the country," a clear
reference to separatist movements in Tibet and the Moslem region of Xinjiang.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. 'Kundun' Steers Away From Hollywood (CSM)
  2. China gets tough on using Internet (PI)
  3. China sends relief to snowed-in Tibet (Reuters)



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