Home>News Center>China

Nation's fierce smut war wages onward
By Wang Ying (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-01-22 03:06

An unremitting battle against pornographic and illegal publications will continue to safeguard a healthy cultural environment.

A dozen government departments, including the National Working Group Against Pornographic and Illegal Acts, the Ministry of Public Security and the General Administration of Press and Publications, attended a televised working conference on fighting pornographic and illegal publications on Friday.

In the past year, roughly 230 million illegal publications were seized across the country, including more than 30 million illegal books and 199 million illegal audiovideo products, according to statistics.

"The publications market is still haunted by some severe problems since pirated audio-video products continue to be found and criminal gangs have become rampant, and armed with the Internet and high-tech tools," said Chen Jiping, deputy director of the national working group.

To strengthen its porn-fighting arsenal, governments have launched a number of anti-porn crusades and closed 41,000 illegal publishing houses and bookstores last year.

Another 9,000 publishing houses and bookstores were fi ned for making and selling illegal publications.

"The government will enhance efforts this year to help guarantee a healthier cultural environment," Chen said. Police cracked down on more than 32,000 cases involving banned publications last year.

For example, 13 people were sentenced to prison for trafficking in pornographic DVDs in October of last year in South China's Guangdong Province, with the ringleader sentenced to 19 years.

  Today's Top News     Top China News

Captors of Chinese hostages air new demand for release



Britain backs EU in lifting arms ban



Auditors reveal truth about State assets firms



Power shortage causes blackouts nationwide



Koizumi: China, US equally important to Japan



Lower prices push pirate books off shelves


  Disaster forecasting system to be upgraded
  Nation's fierce smut war wages onward
  Preliminary gov't work report under discussion
  China, Thailand establish mutual judicial assistance
  Power shortage causes blackouts nationwide
  China-Britain relations enter "mature" period
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
No sex, please, we're Conservative
Search engines urged to reject pornography
China closes 1,129 porn web sites
China closes 1,129 porn web sites
17th century British porn to be auctioned
Australian police apologise for sending child porn
Disgruntled employee calls for strippers
  News Talk  
  It is time to prepare for Beijing - 2008