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China cracks down on porn, CNN, BBC

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Nov 26, 2001 | 10:35am EST

Claiming that they were permitting access to porno and "subversive" sites, the Chinese government last week shut down more than 17,000 Internet cafes operating on the mainland and has ordered others to block access to CNN and the BBC, the London Mail on Sunday reported, citing an unnamed Shanghai newspaper.

A government statement quoted by the newspaper also claimed that Chinese youths at the cafes were playing "unhealthy games and adversely affecting their normal development."

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