The Chinese government is establishing a department to manage internet information that âwill oversee telecom service providers in their efforts to improve the management of registration of domain names, distribution of IP addresses, registration of websites and Internet accessâ Xinhua reports.
The department will be called the State Internet Information Office and âwill direct, coordinate and supervise online content management and handle administrative approval of businesses related to online news reportingâ Chinaâs State Council General Office announced.
As well as providing guidance and assistance in the development of online activities, including âthe development of online gaming, online video and audio businesses and online publication industriesâ it will also undertake some censorship-related activities working âto implement the policies of internet communication and promote legal system construction in this field.â
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