Thursday, January 14, 2010

China Cautions Internet Companies -

Interesting times

If the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s comments were vague, those of Wang Chen, the information director for the State Council, or cabinet, were more pointed.

In a transcript of an interview posted on the agency’s Web site on Thursday, Mr. Wang urged Internet companies to increase scrutiny of news or information that might threaten national stability and stressed the importance of “guiding” online public opinion.

“China’s Internet is entering an important stage of development, confronting both rare opportunities and severe challenges,” he said. “Internet media must always make nurturing positive, progressive mainstream opinion an important duty.”

China Cautions Internet Companies -

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