China trains 'net police'
CHINA’S communist authorities are training “internet police” to trace political dissidents using the world wide web to evade state censorship, exiled dissident Xu Wenli claimed today. Despite the releases of three “cyber-dissidents” in recent days, Beijing has opened up a new front against online dissent, Xu warned in a speech in Washington. “Before they used to sentence people because they spoke to a newspaper abroad or spoke to VOA (Voice of America),” said Xu, through a translator. Recently, dissidents had been jailed simply because they were using the internet to disseminate or read political views, he said. “Lately people who have gotten online have been arrested and sentenced,” he said. Full Story