Chinese Internet Cafe Crackdown [8:42 am]
Chinese authorities closed 12,575 net cafes in the closing months of 2004, the country’s government said.
According to the official news agency most of the net cafes were closed down because they were operating illegally.
Chinese net cafes operate under a set of strict guidelines and many of those most recently closed broke rules that limit how close they can be to schools.
The move is the latest in a series of steps the Chinese government has taken to crack down on what it considers to be immoral net use.