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INTL. NEWS: China Scraps Censoring Software

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

BEIJING — Chinese officials retreated on Thursday from a plan to install so-called anti-pornography software on every computer sold here, saying instead that internet cafes, schools and other public places must use the program, but that individual consumers will be spared.

The industry and information technology minister, Li Yizhong, said the notion that the program, called Green Dam/Youth Escort, would be required on every new computer was “a misunderstanding” spawned by poorly written regulations.

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