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China Arrests 30K in Porn, Gambling Crackdown

Campaign to 'clean up Internet' continues
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2014 11:19 PM CST
Updated Dec 22, 2014 12:30 AM CST

(Newser) – A sweeping crackdown on porn and illegal gambling has resulted in more than 30,000 arrests in a single Chinese province, authorities say. In the latest wave of arrests in Guangdong province, more than 8,000 people were detained during operations that included smashing a $5 million online gambling ring, according to Xinhua. Earlier this year, Beijing announced that it would "clean up" the Internet with a huge crackdown on online pornography, which coincided with a wider crackdown on freedom of expression online, Reuters reports. (Read more China stories.)

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