Home > News > China Reports Results of 2007 Net Porn Crackdown • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


China Reports Results of 2007 Net Porn Crackdown

According to China’s official state news agency, the government arrested 868 people for involvement in adult Internet sites last year.
China Reports Results of 2007 Net Porn Crackdown
Get XBIZ News
Jan 24, 2008 7:00 AM PST    Text size: 
BEIJING — The Chinese government shut down 44,000 adult websites and arrested 868 people in connection with online pornography last year, according to China’s official state media agency Xinhua.

The 868 arrests stemmed from 524 separate criminal cases. On top of the arrests, almost 1,911 people were otherwise penalized for involvement with online adult material in an additional 1,609 cases, the state news agency reported.

The antiporn crackdown, which began in mid-2006, resulted in the seizure of approximately $137,000 in cash in its first three months, according to the Shanghai Daily.

In its most recent operation, the Chinese government arrested 33 people in connection with a live feed site that allowed customers to view live sex shows shot at 12 different locations in the southern city of Zhuhai.

According to Xinhua, 23 of those arrested were performers who were subsequently ordered to be detained for 15 days. The other 10 people arrested were “managers,” according to the state news agency. Xinhua did not specify what punishment the managers received.

In addition to the arrest, cash, computers and video equipment were also seized in the raid.

At a recent meeting organized by the Ministry of Public Security, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China and other state agencies, attendees were told that the crackdown on adult websites will continue at least through the end of the Beijing Olympic Games. The games will run this summer from August 8-24.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


8 Tips for Scaling Up Your Ad Campaign

As an advertiser it can take some time for you to get a successful campaign going because many ideas don't always work out. Once you have a great converting campaign it can also quickly die out, so that's... More »

Is the Free Porn Era Starting to Fade Away?

Onlookers might believe that adult entertainment was only a big business prior to free tube sites, or that tube sites started the free porn era online. It’s true that free porn is much more pervasive... More »

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.



Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!