China to crack down harder on illegal social organizations

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BEIJING -- The Ministry of Civil Affairs and 21 other departments on Monday jointly issued a circular, requiring further efforts to crack down harder on and rectify illegal social organizations.

The circular demands that companies and public institutions shall not collude with such organizations to carry out illegal activities or provide convenience for their activities.

Internet enterprises are asked to tighten identity verification of their users as well as check and manage information released on online platforms more strictly.

They are also prohibited from providing services for illegal social organizations to carry out activities on the Internet, according to the circular.

The circular also raises corresponding requirements for news media, public transportation and public venues in the crackdown on illegal social organizations.