China will not license any more internet cafes this year, the AP reported. The suspension will be enforced while investigators look into cafes that rent out their licenses illegally or don't register the identities of their customers, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on its website. In a notice dated May 30 the SAIC said "industry and commerce bureaus at all levels must not license any new internet cafes in 2007." The move follows an order by President Hu Jintao for authorities to clean up "internet culture". China has 137 million internet users, the world's second-largest online population after the United States.
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