Xinhua: Anhui Province Authorities Destroy 330,000 Publications, Some for Political Content, in Single Action

September 23, 2004

Xinhua reports that, as part of a nation-wide campaign called "Sweep Away Pornography and Strike Down Illegal Publications" launched by the Chinese Communist Party's Central Propaganda Department and China's General Administration of Press and Publication and now in its 15th year, authorities in Anhui province convened a "focused action" wherein over 220,000 books and 110,000 CDs were destroyed. Xinhua reported that during the campaign, Anhui provincial authorities have so far shut down 325 illegal vendors and confiscated over 3,820,000 publications, of which over 30,000 were deemed illegal because of their political content.