Harbin Censorship Agency Hires Fifty Employees to "Purify" the Publishing Industry

October 5, 2005

The Harbin branch of the National Sweep Away Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications Task Force has hired fifty new "supervisory" personnel to "supervise and inspect" publishing enterprises in Harbin, according to September 30 Xinhua report. The report stated that their duties include monitoring for unlicensed printing presses and sales of "illegal political publications."