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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Beijing Steps Up Controls On Weeb Users

China has arrested Chinese-American Billionaire blogger Charles Xue, who has attracted 12 million followers with his rteform-minded comments, for suspected involvement in prostitution, police said Sunday as Beijing steps up control on web users. Venture capitalist Xue, one of tyhe country's most popular bloggers was detained by Beijing police Friday evening. His arrest comes as authorities are stepping up controls on the country's freewheeling web users in recent weeks. Billionaiare Xue is an avid blogger who posted his last message on China's hugely popular Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblog site at 5:41 pm {9:41 GMT}, Friday hours before he was arrested. He has peviously backed a compaign to release transparent details on pollution in China and also high;ihjted the problem of child trafficking in China. His detention dominated weibo discussion, wityh his Chinese name Xue Manzi, the most serched phrase on Sunday. Beijing police said on their verified weibo account they had arrested a 60-year-old man surnamed Xue with a 22-year-old female. "the both of them candidly confessed abouit the fact of prostitution. They are currently under administrative detention." The statement said sadding that the arrest followed up a tip-off from local residents.

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