China will intensify controls of the growing numbers of bloggers using the internet to lay bare their thoughts, politics and even bodies, Reuters reported. The director of China's General Administration of Press and Publication, Long Xinmin, said the government is forming rules to further regulate internet publishing, including the millions of bloggers in China. By last September, the number of blog sites in China had reached 34 million, a 30-fold increase from four years before. In 2006, China's Ministry of Information Industry issued rules on internet news content that analysts said was aimed at extending regulations currently governing licensed news outlets to include blogs and internet-only news sites.
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