China shut down 1,600 internet cafes

Posted on Sunday, October 31 2004 @ 20:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Between February and August China has shut down 1,600 internet cafes.
Fines worth more than $12 million US were imposed on those establishments that allowed children to play violent or adult-only games and for other violations.

The culture ministry said of 1.8 million internet bars inspected, 18,000 were ordered to stop operating.

The ministry said porn, gambling and violence have adversely affected the healthy development of the internet in China.
More info at CBC

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