30 January 2007

CN - China's Hu vows to 'purify' Internet

Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao has vowed to 'purify' the Internet, state media reported, describing a top-level meeting that discussed ways to master the country's sprawling, unruly online population. Hu made the comments as the ruling party's Politburo - its 24-member leading council - was studying China's Internet, which claimed 137 million registered users at the end of 2006. Hu, a strait-laced communist with little sympathy for cultural relaxation, did not directly mention censorship. see Hu Jintao asks Chinese officials to better cope with Internet (People's Daily Online).