A video production company has been punished for featuring iconic cartoon characters in bloody and violent scenarios, with its partner sites including iQIYI and Youku receiving administrative penalties, reports chinanews.com.
Local authorities have revoked the business license of Guangzhou-based Yinjun Trading on February 6, confirming it earned over 2.2 million yuan from producing and uploading the offending videos containing bloody or violent content without legal permission.
An official with China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications is promising a further crack down on content that may harm the physical and mental health of children.
“We’ll carry on the ongoing nationwide campaign against relevant illegal and criminal activities, and websites should carry out self-examination of their content,” said the official.
Around 279,000 online cartoon video clips featuring popular children’s characters in sexual or violent scenarios have been deleted, with 1,079 online accounts closed for violations, and 771 online games removed as well.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily