Govt to step up war on porn and piracy


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  • Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003

CHINA will work harder to crack down on piracy and pornography this year, according to a national conference held in Beijing on Wednesday. 

Liu Yunshan, head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, said China must not waver when fighting piracy and pornography.  

Addressing a national teleconference on campaigns against piracy and pornography, Liu said the crackdown was vital to promoting advanced socialist culture.  

The issue concerned social stability and the healthy development of young people, said Liu.  

He said the crackdown would also help protect intellectual property rights and facilitate a sustained and co-ordinated development of the economy and politics. 

According to the conference, China should not be complacent although it has made marked progress in the past 13 years against piracy and pornography.  

The relentless crackdown has raised public awareness over the need to protect intellectual property rights and curbed rampant piracy on the Chinese mainland, the conference noted.  

It concluded that a prosperous, healthy and orderly environment for the cultural sector had been created, yet the anti-piracy and pornography campaign must be a long-term effort. – People's Daily  

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