BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said on Monday that China would promote and produce more "healthy online cultural products" as part of their efforts to promote social harmony.
Participants at the Politburo meeting, presided over
by Chinese President Hu Jintao, asked all publicity and cultural organizations
to produce more high-quality online cultural products, which "represent the
social progress and the splendid traditional culture of China".
Such moves were aimed at "nurturing a healthy online
culture" and preventing "decadent" online material from spreading over the
Internet, said a news release from the meeting.
The Politburo said China would also make more efforts
to promote the ideology of Marxism over the Internet, according to the news
China's Internet population jumped by almost 24
percent last year to reach 137 million, around one in ten Chinese, according to
the China Internet Network Information Center.
President Hu Jintao said earlier this year that the
rapid development of the Internet in China has played an important role in
spreading information, knowledge and CPC policy, but has also raised new issues
for the country's cultural development.
"Whether we can cope with the Internet is a matter
that affects the development of socialist culture, the security of information
and the stability of the state," Hu said.
BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu
Jintao on Tuesday called on government officials to promote and better regulate
rapidly developing Internet services in China.
Hu made the call at a study session of the Political
Bureau of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC), saying
officials should "actively and creatively nurture a healthy online culture" that
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