Chinese Government Shuts Down Anti-Crime Website (subscription required)

September 15, 2004

Citing the Huasheng Morning Post, the South China Morning Post reports that the Liaoning Telecommunications Administration Bureau shut down the website of Jiang Huanwen of Shenyang. According to the report, the government claimed it closed Mr. Jiang's website,, because it was violating criminal procedure laws by accepting reports of crimes from individuals. The SCMP said that, according to China's state media, Mr Jiang had reported more than 400 cases to authorities and had been paid 150,000 yuan in government rewards.