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China - Ministry of Information Industry

China is currently working to establish anti-spam legislation and set up appropriate enforcement mechanisms. The law is currently being discussed by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), and its implementation is planned for early 2005.

The Internet Society of China, a quasi-governmental organization, whose members include the largest ISPs in the country, established a list of standards to which its members must adhere, if they are to provide public e-mail services. Furthermore, the ISC held an anti-spam forum in September 2004 to discuss future anti-spam strategies in China; the Forum included participants from governments, private sector and international organizations. A Memorandum of Understanding between the ISC, America Online (AOL), eBay, Microsoft and Yahoo was signed at the end of the meeting. This instrument should facilitate cooperation between China and the US providers, and help to reduce the amount of spam sent out by Chinese servers to both Chinese and foreign Internet users.

Links and information Ministry of Information Industry (MII)

Internet Society of China (ISC) - Anti-Spam Forum

MoU between ISC, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft and AOL
(English version or HTML)

Standards for Web-based Public e-mail Service Issued by the Internet Society of China (ISC) ( PDF or HTML)



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