Chinese police have arrested a 21-year-old student for running five pornographic Web sites with 210,000 registered users. The Ministry of Public Security announced the student, only identified as Zhu, was detained in the eastern province of Shandong, after he was suspected of operating five porn sites, containing almost 170,000 pornographic images and obscene movie clips.
About 210,000 people had signed up to the porn sites Zhu allegedly operated — Demon’s Island, Global Beauty Pictures, Community of Bloom, Moon Alliance and Pretty Vines. The names are quite poetic even though the content might be vile. (Before anyone gets too excited the illustration is not of a nude model — close, but no cigar —, does not appear on any of the sites mentioned and the model is not Chinese.)
The police state they have closed 1,450 porn Web sites and deleted more than 30,000 obscene messages online since April 12 when the government launched a nationwide campaign to curb the spread of pornography on the Internet.
Zhang Xinfeng, vice minister of public security said the campaign will continue to target illegal online activities.
China had 137 million Internet users at the end of 2006, with most of being young people. The current massive campaign was launched as the government believes the young people need to be protected from negative online influences.
A report by the Beijing Reformatory for Juvenile Delinquents said 33.5% of its detainees were influenced by violent online games or erotic Web sites when they committed crimes such as robbery and rape.
Source: English People’s Daily Online