Xinhua: Chinese Government to Enforce 24-Hour Monitoring of Chatrooms, Forums During NPC, CPPCC Meetings

March 3, 2005

The official China news agency Xinhua reports that China will enforce a 24-hour monitoring over the Internet during the annual plenary meeting of the National People's Congress. According to the report: "Chatrooms and forums of major Chinese Internet portals will be monitored by "security guards" at these Web sites. Any messages submitted by Internet users will go through rigid censoring and filtering before appearing on the Internet."