News Service --- China's official News
|March 2, 2007
Chinese government reported on Friday that more than 2,500 cases
of illegal copying of books and video discs were uncovered in
the first two months of the year in the battle against illegal
and pirated publications.
Millions of pirated and pornographic books and DVDs have been
confiscated in the government-directed "spring campaign" that
will last until May.
In a raid in Changsha city of central Hunan Province on Jan. 28,
police uncovered an underground book piracy crime ring and
arrested the culprit surnamed Liang in Beijing the next day, the
Ministry of Public Security said on Friday.
A total of 627,000 copies of pirated books were found in four
storage houses in Changsha, worth 20.32 million yuan. A total of
268 publications from 21 publishing houses had been pirated, an
In separate law enforcement raids in Beijing on Jan. 26 and Feb.
7, 1.06 million illegal video discs were confiscated, and nine
dealers have been arrested by police for trafficking and selling
pornographic materials, he said.
Similar crackdowns in Jiangxi Province and in Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region have also resulted in seizures of more than
411,000 illegal pirated video discs.
China launched a 100-day nationwide campaign against pirated
audio and video products and computer software from July 15 to
late October in 2006.
According to official statistics, 19.46 million illegal
publications were seized each month on average from July through
September, more than double the monthly average for the
January-June period last year.