Tuesday, June 23, 2015

2015 Government Campaigns Target Content Relating to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and "Foreign Harmful Culture"

On April 24, 2015, the Cyberspace Administration of China (国家互联网信息办公室) published a report on its website entitled "2015 Online 'Sweep Out Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications' to Launch Five Campaigns" (2015年网上“扫黄打非”将开展五个专项行动). Some excerpts:
The Cyberspace Administration of China 2015 Online "Sweep Out Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications" work will comprise the launch five comprehensive campaigns including the "Clean Web 2015," "Fix Borders 2015," "Purify Sources 2015," "Autumn Wind 2015," and "Seedling Protection 2015" to thoroughly cleanse and strike down all kind of illegal harmful information and create a clear and orderly online ecosystem. 
Liang Lihua, Deputy Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, explained that these five campaigns will be the focus of "Sweep Out Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications" work for 2015. These campaigns will organize attacks and coordinate operations to comprehensively cleanse and strike down all kinds of illegal harmful information including that which is obscene and salacious pornography, terrorist, relates to Tibet and Xinjiang, illegal religions, foreign harmful culture, and Hong Kong and Taiwan reactionism, as well as fake journalists and news bureaus, the illegal republication of news, and that which would poison the hearts and minds of the youth.