China on March 24 has said that about 136 people who were involved in pornography and illegal publications in the first three months of 2017 were punished under the criminal law.
A total of 745 cases were given administrative punishments and the other 66 were criminal cases, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) said.
The official in-charge of the NOAPIP said online pornography is the focus of the office’s work, and such cases accounted for over a half of Internet cases, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The official said a total of 274 cases involved piracy. Cases involving cloud storage and social network apps were dealt with by the Police in provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Government agencies in the provinces of Hunan, Hebei and Jiangxi are investigating blackmail by fake journalists, and fake academic journals.