(Last Updated On: January 5, 2020)
China has shut down more than 13,000 websites after 2015 for breaking the law
For breaking the law, China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015. The large number of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace and stop cyber crime said by China’s state-run news agency Xinhua.
Wang Shengjun, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress said that, 2,220 website operations had been bring together for discussions with the official Cyberspace. In comments carried by Xinhua Wang said that,” These moves have a powerful deterrent effect.” Since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago, the government has kept tight control over the internet. The government ask to regulate the internet and their rules are aimed to at ensuring national security and social stability and preventing the spread of pornography and violent content.
Xinhua said,” A report to the on-going session of the standing committee of China’s largely rubber stamp parliament said the authorities had targeted pornography and violence in their sweeps of websites, blogs and social media accounts. He further added that the 13,000 websites shut down, almost 10 million accounts had also been closed by websites.
Internet security concerns the party’s long-term hold on power, the country’s long-term peace and stability, socio-economic development and the people’s personal interests,” Xinhua said.
In a survey it is found that more than 90 percent people support the government works to make the internet more safe with 63.5 percent of them believing that in recent years.There has been an obvious reduction in harmful online content.
Xinhua said that in the past 5 years about 10 million people who refused to register using their real names, their accounts are suspended.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged tech industry executives to “respect cyberspace sovereignty” during a three-day conference on the internet in China.
“Building a community of common future in cyberspace has increasingly become the widespread common understanding of international society,” said Xi. “China’s door to the world will never close, but will only open wider.”
China maintains a strict censorship regime, banning access to many foreign news outlets, search engines and social media including Google and Facebook.