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A quiet social network makes China happy in recent crackdown

Michael Kan | Nov. 29, 2013
China's recent crackdown on online rumors may have quieted the nation's social networking websites, but local authorities take that as a sign of progress and want to regulate the Internet even more.

China has often been mum on why certain sites are blocked, or how it manages its online censorship, and Ren declined to offer details. However, covering topics such as China's governing systems or matters that threaten the country's stability will require companies and websites to follow regulations, he said.

"We of course welcome Facebook-like sites to come to China, but they must follow the relevant laws," he added.

 

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