Internet providers given tighter rules
China has tightened regulations for Internet service providers with a rule that allows representatives of Internet portals to be summoned for talks if their websites violate regulations.
The rule specifies nine problem areas, including seeking inappropriate profit by abusing the power of releasing or deleting news.
The Cyberspace Administration of China said that it and local cyber administrations would arrange meetings with representatives of the portals should problems be detected, and they have the power to issue warnings. Internet companies cannot decline these invitations and the cyber space administrations cannot abuse their authority. The rule will take effect June 1.