Source Pravda.Ru

China inspected and shut 1600 internet cafes

&to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/03/20/44700.html ' target=_blank>China shut 1600 internet cafes between February and August and imposed US$12.1 million worth of fines for allowing children to play violent or adult-only games and other violations, state media said.

Of 1.8 million internet bars inspected, 18,000 were ordered "to stop operation for rectification," Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang Xinjian, deputy director of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/society/2002/11/25/39910.html ' target=_blank>Culture Ministry's market department, as saying.