posted Oct 03, 2000

China Clamps Down On Internet Country Watch: China10/3/2000; 12:48:33 PM 'It was National Day in China on Monday, the start of a weeklong holiday, and the government chose the occasion to lay down the Internet law...'The code holds websites responsible for blocking vast categories of content, from pornography and gambling to any kind of political commentary the Communist Party views as threatening....'"The government wants to increase foreign trade, not foreign ideas," [Steve Schwankert, the managing editor at] said. "ISPs have always been under the microscope. Apparently they just switched to a much higher-power lens."'


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