Chinese Leader Vows to "Purify" Internet

Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao has vowed to "purify" the Internet, state media reported, describing a top-level meeting that discussed ways to master the country's sprawling, unruly online population. Hu made the comments as the ruling party's Politburo -- its 24-member leading council -- was studying China's Internet, which claimed 137 million registered users at the end of 2006.

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