Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 12:55 PM
The current government attempt to force all China-based websites to register is being driven the MII — the Ministry of Information Industry.
MII has set up a special registration website at MIIbeian.gov.cn which includes flow charts explaining the process (pictured) and even a page explaining the terms of registration with buttons to accept or reject the terms.
The MII terms include reference to Clause 57 of the Telecommunications Regulations (电信条例第五十七条) which governs content transmitted over electornic networks including mobile phones and the Internet. This is Clause 57:
No organization or individual is permitted to use telecommunications networks to produce, copy, publish or broadcast information containing the following types of content:
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