China closed 12,575 internet cafes at 2004 year-end

Posted on Tuesday, February 15 2005 @ 18:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
BBC reports that the Chinese goverment closed 12,575 internet cafes in the last months of last year.
According to the official news agency most of the net cafes were closed down because they were operating illegally.

Chinese net cafes operate under a set of strict guidelines and many of those most recently closed broke rules that limit how close they can be to schools.
More info at BBC

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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