China is seriously trying to stop pornography on the internet. Culture Minister Cai Wu said in an interview that his ministry had banned 219 internet games for carrying "lewd, pornographic and violent" content and had blocked access to games 87 million times this year.
Cai’s ministry plans to step up regulation of the fast-expanding online game sector and "would improve censorship of the games in the future."
Internet use has expanded at a dizzying pace in China, which now has the world’s largest online population with at least 338 million users.
AsiaOneNews said the number of internet gamers in China reached 217 million in June, or 64.2% of the country’s online community, according to the government-linked China Internet Network Information Center. Controlling those numbers will not be an easy task.