Beijing arrests 101 for online obscenity

China has arrested 101 criminal suspects since police started to crack down on Internet 'obscenity' in August, state media said yesterday.

The suspects included people who used the Internet to set up illegal chatrooms that recruit others to take part in pornographic movies, the Xinhua news agency said, citing the Public Security Ministry.

'This behaviour has severely polluted the Internet environment, done harm to juveniles' physical and mental health and caused strong public anger,' the ministry said.

The crackdown was initiated jointly by the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Information Industry and the Information Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, in August. AsiaMedia :: CHINA: Beijing arrests 101 for online 'obscenity'

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