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China attacks free speech

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Posted October 19, 2006 by admin in Internet

In southwest China it is now an offence to post defamatory comments or remarks, launch personal attacks or seek to damage reputations online by penalty of death…no hold on! …or you may face fines of up to 5,000 yuan ($630) and possible detention.

The report comes after a Chinese court jailed dissident writer Guo Qizhen for four years on Tuesday for inciting subversion over anti-government essays he posted online. The regulations also follow a crackdown on amateur online films that mock officially approved culture.

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