Wazoo Posted January 24, 2008 Share Posted January 24, 2008 On one hand, there's always been that spin on the Chinese control and censorship of internet usage within their borders .. amd we all kow about the lackluster attitude fiven to the spam and spam-hoting ... yet, the numbers touted in this article are somewhat surprising when trying to apply all the hype .... China cracks down on online games Internet cafes, known as "net bars" in Chinese, are often crowded rooms, filled with rows of computers and the bleeps of online games. They are especially popular in winter, Xinhua noted, when most of south China is damp, rainy and chilly. In a sweep designed to "clean up young people's online environment," police in the southern Chinese border city of Shenzhen uncovered 563 illegal Internet cafes, Xinhua said. The crackdown netted 1,407 computers, while 7 people were arrested and nearly 5,000 Internet accounts closed. Shenzhen police in one case discovered 30 computers crammed into a 40-square meter room. Other unregistered establishments were tucked in the upper floors of otherwise empty buildings. "This shows the difficulties the law enforcers face," Xinhua noted. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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