Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

  1. China Sets Up New Agency to Tighten Grip on Internet

    May 05, 2011 7:00 AM EDT BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced a new State Internet Information Office on Wednesday to unify the squabbling agencies that oversee the Chinese Internet, which Beijing views as both a potential gold mine and a political threat. The State Intern ...

  2. Google's China Webpage License Under Review

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's application to renew its webpage license in China is currently under review with no set deadline, a government official said on Wednesday (July 7). "Google's annual check-in is under way," Wang Lijian, chief propaganda ...

  3. China Warns Google, Internet Row Deal Expected

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST China warned Google, the world's largest search engine, against flouting the country's laws on Friday (March 12), as expectations grow for a resolution to a public battle over censorship and cyber-security. The chief executive of Google, ...

  4. China To Require Internet Domain Name Registration

    December 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a "whitelist" of approved Web sites that could potentially place much of the Internet off-limits to Chinese readers. The Ministry of Industry and ...

  5. China Paper Says Web Filter Only A Matter Of Time

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It is only a matter of time before a controversial scheme to install Internet filtering software on all computers begins in China, a state newspaper said on Thursday, after the plan was abruptly delayed this week. The surprise climbdown was report ...

  6. China To Require Software On PCs To Block Sites

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms. The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, d ...