Monday, April 23, 2007

China aims to tame Internet and spread party line

Media control at its best -- thanks to bloggers, real news can leak out of China.

BEIJING (Reuters) Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:37AM EDT- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday launched a campaign to rid the country's sprawling Internet of "unhealthy" content and make it a springboard for Communist Party doctrine, state television reported.

The Communist Party is preparing for a congress later this year that is set to give Hu another five-year term and open the way for him to choose eventual successors. In 2008, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, when the party's economic achievements will be on display, along with its political and media controls. (more)
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