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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

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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