CHINA PASSES CY­BER BILL

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BEI­JING: China passed a con­tro­ver­sial cy­ber se­cu­rity bill fur­ther tight­en­ing re­stric­tions on on­line free­dom of speech, rais­ing con­cerns that it could in­ten­sify al­ready wide-rang­ing in­ter­net cen­sor­ship. The rul­ing Com­mu­nist Party over­sees a vast cen­sor­ship sys­tem that ag­gres­sively blocks sites or snuffs out in­ter­net con­tent and commentary on top­ics con­sid­ered sen­si­tive. The law bans users from pub­lish­ing a wide va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing any­thing that dam­ages “na­tional honour”. – AFP

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