The Communist Party of China (CPC) has reiterated its resolve to strengthen public opinion guidance and crack down on Internet crimes in a key decision publicized on Friday.
China will improve the mechanism set for preventing and cracking down on crimes related to the Internet and better handle emergencies in cyberspace in order to form an online public opinion that is positively guided and administrated in accordance with the law, according to the full text of the decision issued by the CPC.
The decision was approved at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee that closed on Tuesday.
While actively popularizing the Internet, China will reinforce its overall administration over cyberspace in accordance with the law and accelerate formation of a sound Internet management system to ensure national Internet and information security, the decision said.
The nation will also institutionalize releases of news and raise the occupational standards for practising as a qualified journalist, it said.
The decision also called for an integration of traditional and new media and orderly news communication.