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China Arrests Thousands in Porn, Gambling Crackdown

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SHANGHAI—China has detained over 30,000 people during a two-month

clamp down on pornography and gambling, state news agency Xinhua

reported on Sunday.

In the latest operation, police in the southern province of Guangdong

arrested 3,014 and put more than 8,000 in criminal detention as of

December 15, Xinhua reported the Guangdong Provincial Public Security

Department as saying.

In Huizhou City, police busted an online gambling ring involving funds

of 30 million yuan ($4.82 million) on November 24. Gambling has been

illegal on mainland China since 1949, though a state lottery does

operate.

China launched an anti-pornography campaign in April as part of

efforts to "clean up" the internet. The move has coincided with a

crackdown on online freedom of expression, which has intensified since

President Xi Jinping came to power early last year.

Credit: Reuters

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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