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Monday, 22 December 2014

China Arrests Thousands in Porn, Gambling Crackdown

SHANGHAI—China has detained over 30,000 people during a two-month
clamp down on pornography and gambling, state news agency Xinhua
reported on Sunday.

In the latest operation, police in the southern province of Guangdong
arrested 3,014 and put more than 8,000 in criminal detention as of
December 15, Xinhua reported the Guangdong Provincial Public Security
Department as saying.

In Huizhou City, police busted an online gambling ring involving funds
of 30 million yuan ($4.82 million) on November 24. Gambling has been
illegal on mainland China since 1949, though a state lottery does
operate.

China launched an anti-pornography campaign in April as part of
efforts to "clean up" the internet. The move has coincided with a
crackdown on online freedom of expression, which has intensified since
President Xi Jinping came to power early last year.



Credit: Reuters

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