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China: 136 punished for pornography, illegal publications

A total of 745 cases were given administrative punishments and the other 66 were criminal cases, with 136 persons punished under the criminal law.

world Updated: Mar 24, 2017 20:42 IST
A total of 745 cases were given administrative punishments and the other 66 were criminal cases.
A total of 745 cases were given administrative punishments and the other 66 were criminal cases.(Shutterstock)

China on Friday said it has punished 136 people for their involvement in pornography and illegal publications in the first three months of 2017.

A total of 745 cases were given administrative punishments and the other 66 were criminal cases, with 136 persons punished under the criminal law, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) said.

The official in-charge of the NOAPIP said online pornography is the focus of the office’s work, and such cases accounted for over a half of Internet cases, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The official said a total of 274 cases involved piracy.

Police in provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang dealt with cases involving cloud storage and social network apps.

Beijing and Guangdong handled a number of cases involving live-streaming and virtual reality content, the official said.

Government agencies in the provinces of Hunan, Hebei and Jiangxi are investigating blackmail by fake journalists, and fake academic journals.