The regulation of BBS in China People Daily

Wenzhao Tao


The Qiangguo BBS is the largest BBS in the Chinese language on political issues. It belongs to People's Daily, the China Communist Party official newspaper. Regulation relative to the BBS are strict. No postings are allowed against laws and policies of the Chinese government, with controls by both software and human intervention. The rate of censorship was probably more than 1.5% in 2000. Some subscribers have protested these controls but this sort of regulation will continue in the near future and only diminish slowly over time.

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