Chinese Censorship Agency Bans 60 Newspapers and Magazines

April 29, 2005

The People's Daily Web site reports that, as part of its ongoing "Sweep Away Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications" campaign, the General Administration of Press and Publication has banned 60 publications. The GAPP announced the ban on April 26, stating that it was necessary to "strengthen the work of reading and evaluating [publications], and tracking down the source and background situation of contents that have severe problems."

According to the People's Daily report, this is the fourth time the GAPP has announced a mass-banning in 2004-2005, and the total number of banned newspapers and magazines in that time has now reached 169. For more information on the GAPP's activities, see the following CECC summaries: