The mobile phone seized in the 4.28 case in Jinzhong, Shanxi. Full scan courtesy of the image

Beijing, July 17 (Reporter Ying Ni) Since the deployment of special actions such as “Clean Net 2019”, “Protecting Seedlings 2019” and “Autumn Wind 2019”, the “anti-pornography and anti-illegal activities” department has highlighted the purification of the network environment and the rectification of key areas, highlighted the maintenance of the order of the publication market and the news and communication industry, and taken the investigation and handling of key cases as the starting point to severely crack down on “pornographic” and “non-” illegal acts. In the first half of this year, more than 1,800 cases of “eliminating pornography and cracking down on illegal activities” were investigated and handled nationwide.

On the 17th, the national “anti-pornography and anti-illegal activities” office announced 10 typical cases of special actions such as “clean net”, “protecting seedlings” and “autumn wind”.

The principal of the 8.19 case in Lu’an, Anhui Province, pleaded guilty. Full scan courtesy of the image

1. Zhejiang Jiashan “1.10” Jiang and others spread pornographic materials for profit. In March this year, the Jiashan County Public Security Bureau of Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province cracked the case, arrested 32 criminal suspects, and all five main criminals, including Jiang, were brought to justice, involving nearly 10 million yuan. After investigation, Jiang hired Dai Moumou and Xu Moumou to develop the “Happy Video Broadcast” mobile phone APP and put it into operation, registered members can watch obscene and pornographic videos on the APP, and the operator uses a third-party recharge platform to collect membership fees. The APP adopts the MLM model and sets up a five-level membership marketing distribution function.

2. Hubei Macheng “301” extraordinarily large online obscene pornography live broadcast case. On April 30 this year, the task force arrested all 22 suspects involved in the case. In March 2018, the Macheng police received a report that the “Huahua” APP was suspected of making profits from live pornography. After verification, the platform recruited pornographic anchors under the guise of an online game company in Shanghai, and through online advertising promotion, attracted netizens to scan the QR code to download the software, with a total of 900,000 registered members, and the platform illegally made more than 16 million yuan in a short period of time.

3. The case of “1.20” extraordinarily large network dissemination of pornographic materials for profit in Nantong, Jiangsu. Recently, the Nantong municipal public security organs destroyed a criminal gang that disseminated pornographic materials, arrested all six criminal suspects in Guangdong, Fujian, Gansu, Tianjin and other provinces and cities, seized more than 3 million pornographic videos, and recovered more than 2 million yuan of illegal gains. After investigation, the gang had a strict internal division of labor, and used the network to develop nearly 700 members.

4. The “April 28” case of “4.28” in Jinzhong, Shanxi Province using WeChat groups to spread pornographic materials. In May this year, the task force went to Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, to arrest Zheng Moumou, a criminal suspect who used WeChat groups to sell pornographic videos. Previously, 7 online and offline criminal suspects such as Liu Moujing have been arrested one after another. According to investigations, from August 2017 to May 2018, Liu Moujing forwarded a number of chat records containing obscene videos in several WeChat groups he established every day, accumulating more than 5,000 people and more than 100,000 obscene videos. The obscene video spread by Liu Moujing came from a gang composed of Henan Shangqiu, Cao Moumou, Wang Moumou, Liu Moubin and others.

5. Anhui Lu’an Yeji “8.19” disseminated a video of sexual assault of children in the first instance judgment. On July 4 this year, the Yeji District People’s Court of Lu’an City made a first-instance judgment in the case: Qi was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison and fined 50,000 yuan; Both Li and Tan were sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment and fined 40,000 yuan. In August 2018, Lu’an public security authorities discovered that a website called Zhengtai Community was spreading pornographic videos and images. After investigation, the website has more than 3,000 registered members, more than 2,000 obscene videos and more than 8,000 pictures on the website, some of which involve minors.

6. Copyright infringement case of Tianjin Shengde Printing Co., Ltd. On July 3 this year, the Tianjin No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court convicted Gong of copyright infringement, sentenced him to three years and six months in prison, and fined him 50,000 yuan; 4,903 copies of infringing publications were confiscated. After investigation, Gong Moumou, a shareholder of Shengde (Tianjin) Printing Co., Ltd., arranged for Shengde Company to print a total of 4,903 children’s books “Fantasy Math Wars” without the permission of the copyright owner and without relevant entrustment procedures, and arranged for others to transport some of the infringing books to the warehouse for hiding.

7. Jiangxi Shangrao investigated and dealt with the case of online game dissemination of illegal content. In April this year, the Shangrao Municipal Cultural and Guangxin Tourism Bureau received a clue about a case transferred by Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, saying that a network technology company spread murder violence, obscene pornography and other content through mini games. After investigation, the network technology company uploaded mini games containing murder violence, obscene pornography and other content such as “Sams Space Beach” and “Love to tear clothes” on websites operating with domain names of According to the regulations, the company was given an administrative penalty of confiscation of illegal gains and a fine of RMB 200,000.

8. Fujian fake medical technology magazine fraud case. On April 4 this year, the main culprit, Li, was arrested in Guangzhou. After investigation, since February 2017, Li, together with Chen and Xu, contacted the network company to forge dozens of medical technology journal websites such as Fujian medical journals, clinical trials and medical journals, placed the contact mailbox in a prominent position on the homepage of the website, induced victims to submit articles, and then fraudulently obtained money on the grounds of paying editorial and review page fees. The gang also contacted printing companies to print and mail fake magazines. There were thousands of victims in this case, covering all provinces across the country, and the amount involved was millions of yuan.

9. The case of printing and selling illegal publications on June 10 in Shanghai. On June 10 this year, Shanghai municipal public security organs detained 13 criminal suspects in accordance with the law and seized more than 20 illegal religious publications, totaling 160,000 copies. On June 15, Chen Moumou and seven other criminal suspects were arrested. A total of more than 8.8 million yuan of funds involved in the case were frozen. After investigation, since 2015, Miao has used his status as a layman to solicit donations from the public to help print scriptures. Wu and Xu printed and stored illegal publications and sold them to the outside world without obtaining business qualifications. During this period, some printing orders were subcontracted to Lu and Guo, and sold online through other people’s Taobao stores. On July 5, the procuratorate approved the arrest of 13 people including Miao on suspicion of illegal business operations.

10. Beijing investigated and dealt with the case of illegal distribution of the “Thick Black Study” book series. In March this year, the Beijing Municipal Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement Corps received a report that a number of Beijing companies openly sold the book “Thick Black Learning” on an online store. After investigation, a Beijing book company and a Beijing development company constituted illegal acts of engaging in publication without authorization; The 12 online stores purchased goods from two companies, which constituted an offence to distribute other illegal publications. At present, 12 online stores have been given administrative penalties of confiscating illegal gains totaling 330,000 yuan, and 2 companies have been given administrative penalties of confiscating illegal gains and fining a total of 10.73 million yuan, with a cumulative fine and forfeiture of more than 11 million yuan. (End)

The mobile phone seized in the 4.28 case in Jinzhong, Shanxi. Full scan courtesy of the image

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