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Shanghai police will start a hi-tech crime team tasked with monitoring all of the web sites registered in the city, as China’s law enforcers look to combat an apparent spike in domestic online crime. Lu Weidong, deputy chief of Shanghai police bureau, told a cyber crime forum attended by China Daily that the extra resources were …

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Who will watch the watchers?

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"..monitoring all of the web sites registered in the city,"

Does this mean that in China, a "website" registered in a city has to be hosted on servers in that city and operated by people living in that city? Or, maybe, the chinese police don't really understand how the internet works? Or does it work differently in China?

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Re: "..monitoring all of the web sites registered in the city,"

Really? A Government that doesn't understand how technology works? How preposterous!

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Re: "..monitoring all of the web sites registered in the city,"

Apperently it works differently in China ;)

The idea I get from the article is that an ISP that hosts a site that is not officially registered can expect an early morning visit by China's finest. This will probably dissuade them from trying that.

As for where these websites actually are physically hosted... presumably within China, as the Great Firewall will be counted on to keep out those bourgeois westerners and their filth...

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