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China Tightens Regulation Of The Internet – Has Shut Down 13,000 Websites

Spectators in front of a large sign on Nixon's motorcade route in China. - NARA - 194413

China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country’s internet rules, state media reported Sunday. The news comes as the Communist country continues to strengthen its already tight regulation of the internet, a move which critics say has picked up pace since President Xi Jinping came to power…