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Articles tagged with: china censorship

The Chinese Cafe Crackdown

According to a new Chinese government report, China took down over 130,000 illegal internet cafes over the past six years, in efforts to control the market.

Chinese Internet cafes are government regulated and authorities have made it illegal to serve customers under 18 years of age, claiming that the net could endanger their well-being.

In April 2010, the Ministry of Culture declared that they would support Internet cafe chains, but seek to stop the establishment of independently operated ones. Out of 450 million Internet users, about a third browse the web through such cafes. Additional efforts have been made to block…