China had 130,000 registered cyber cafes at the end of 2010

Published: Monday, February 7, 2011, 13:55 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): By the end of the year 2010, China had close to 130,000 registered Internet cafes, according to an official with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.

According to English.news.cn, over the past five years, more than 100,000 cafes had been shut down following a crackdown on Internet pornography and violence, he said.

Local authorities had raised the entry threshold for Internet cafes and stepped up monitoring of entertainment venues, especially cyber cafes and video game halls, to protect children, the official said.

China's population of Internet users rose 19 percent to 457 million last year, according to the China Internet Network Information Center. (ANI)


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