China Creates New Agency for Internet Regulation

A powerful arm of China's government said that it had created a new central agency to regulate every corner of the nation's vast Internet community, a move that appeared to complement a continuing crackdown on political dissidents and other social critics. But the vaguely worded announcement left unclear whether the new agency, the State Internet Information Office, would in fact supersede a welter of ministries and government offices that already claim jurisdiction over parts of cyberspace.