- CNTV English - CCTV News

China arrests 31 in U.S.-hosted porn website crackdown

07-19-2012 20:08 BJT

NANJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police have shut down a U.S.-hosted porn website and arrested 31 people allegedly running the site, including the founder -- a disabled elementary school drop-out.

The 27-year-old founder, surnamed Liu, set up the website last September, by renting a web server in the United States to dodge cyber police supervision, said police in the east China city of Nantong.

Liu was hoping that the porn business could help relieve his family's financial difficulties. With only two years of elementary school education, Liu taught himself about the Internet and English language skills and managed to set up the website all by himself, police investigators said.

The business grew and Liu employed 30 people across the country to help operate the site -- SIS360 online entertainment, which had attracted more than 40,000 registered members in more than 20 Chinese cities and provinces before it was shut down.

Police recorded more than 10,000 daily visits to the site and found more than 20,000 porn videos, 1 million porn pictures, and 3,000 erotic articles on it. One of the most watched video had been viewed 10 million times.

Nantong police said the suspects were arrested between May and July, with cooperation with police in 18 cities and regions. In Nantong alone, 85 policemen were assigned to the case.

Pornography is illegal in China. Police have launched rounds of crackdown campaigns to "cleanse" cyber space. In one of the most publicized crackdowns, more than 60,000 pornographic websites were shut in 11 months in 2010.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program