China pledges to crack down upon Internet porn
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- China Unicom announced Wednesday that it has severed ties with 45 Internet service providers (ISP) involved in the use of cell phones in pornographic business in the past month.

China Unicom has launched a campaign to investigate all of its contracted Internet service providers.

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Half the country's Internet population of 87 million are people under the age of 24 and many simply visit porn sites to learn about sex, since there are few other sources of information.
According to figures from the Ministry of Public Security, 224 suspects have been detained since July 16, when the crackdown began.
China has so far shut down nearly 700 websites in its war against pornography on the Internet.

China Unicom cuts ties with 45 ISPs to curb web porn  

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- China Unicom announced Wednesday that it has severed ties with 45 Internet service providers (ISP) involved in the use of cell phones in pornographic business in the past month.

China Unicom has launched a campaign to investigate all of its contracted Internet service providers. Once a service provider is found to use the short message service to charge surfers for web porn, China Unicom will close its transaction and web interface within 24 hours.

China Unicom also investigated all services charging more than 15 yuan (1.8 US dollars) per month to see whether they are related to web porn.

A nationwide crackdown on pornographic websites kicked off in mid-July, and is currently in full swing. The campaign is to rein in what the central government perceives as the harmful influences of the Internet in a country where usage has exploded in recent years, with 87 million users.

China Mobile announced last week that it would intensify its crackdown on pornographic websites which use short message services for communicating with clients.

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