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China Targets 197 in Online Speech Crackdown

Chinese police authorities are punishing nearly 200 people for their online activities in a renewed effort to limit what can be said on the Internet. As first reported by the official Xinhua service, China’s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Sunday that 197 individuals were targeted in the "special campaign" for allegedly posting rumors on the Web that "caused panic, misled the public and resulted in disorders in stock market or society." Authorities...

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