China Wants Only 'Healthy' News on Web
BEIJING - China said Sunday it is imposing new regulations to control content on its news Web sites and will allow the posting of only "healthy and civilized" news.
The new rules take effect immediately and will "standardize the management of news and information" in the country, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday.
Only "healthy and civilized news and information that is beneficial to the improvement of the quality of the nation, beneficial to its economic development and conducive to social progress" will be allowed, Xinhua said.
"The sites are prohibited from spreading news and information that goes against state security and public interest," it added.
In the name of "security," of course. It's ALWAYS in the name of "security."
Keep in mind that Bush regime has done its damnedest to whitewash "unhealthy" news and control content right here in the U.S.
The silver lining is that bureaucrats are idiots, and probably don't even GET the fact that anyone in China can access anything in the world - government approved or not, and their petty laws can't stop it. They may as well decree that the sun will no longer rise in the East.