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China shuts 74 tourism websites for disseminating pornography

PTI | Beijing |

China has shutdown 74 tourism websites for violating the law, including disseminating illegal content such as pornography and gambling.

The websites were closed as part of a nationwide campaign launched in September last year.

Violations included failure to register in accordance with law, counterfeiting legal tourism websites, and disseminating illegal content involving gambling and pornography, a statement issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China said.

The administration called on consumers to choose tourism products through legal websites and encouraged the public to report violations, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Tourist-generated income in China has climbed to $8.67 billion last year, up 13.3 per cent from an year earlier, according to data from China National Tourism Administration.