Beijing Defends Law Criminalizing Online Speech

Chinese authorities are defending controversial new online content policies that critics say further restrict speech on China’s already heavily censored Internet.
On Monday, the country’s judicial authorities, the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate, issued a legal interpretation of the crime of defamation to include information shared on the Internet.
The measure states that people who post offensive micro blog posts that are forwarded by 500 people or …

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