The Chinese government has signed off on new Internet censorship rules: posts and pages...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Chinese government has signed off on new Internet censorship rules: posts and pages containing "illegal" info can now be deleted, and service providers have to "instantly stop the transmission" of such content, as well as take "relevant measures." But there isn't a requirement to have all Internet users register their names to gain Web access, as had been proposed. Investors seem relieved: SINA +3.7%. SOHU +2%. RENN +1.5%. BIDU +1%. YOKU +1.1%. Update: Bloomberg claims rules requiring users to identify themselves when signing up for new Internet and phone service have also been passed.