In­ter­net providers given tighter rules

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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