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China Closes 20 Illegal Literary Websites

China's National Working Group of Eliminating Pornography and Illegal Publications has announced achievements that it has made since campaigns were launched earlier this year against illegal online and mobile phone publications.

NWGEPIP stated on October 20 that since the special campaigns were launched to crack down on vulgar online and mobile phone content, China had seized 1414 illegal online literary works, closed 20 websites that were found spreading pornographic information, and deleted a total of more than 30,000 links to illegal web pages.

Meanwhile, NWGEPIP has also issued a special circular which asks each region around China to make efforts to stop the spread of vulgar novels online and remove unhealthy content from websites. In addition, NWGEPIP also states operators of websites publishing pornographic publications will be severely punished.

A representative from General Administration of Press and Publication stated that in the first nine months of this year, various measures were taken to monitor online publications and up to 50,000 literary works of more than 4000 websites were monitored. GAPP will continue to focus on four areas: making relevant regulations, speeding up the construction of online publication monitoring system, establishing a GAPP online publication monitoring center, and promoting the construction of Chinese online literary publication platform.

News about these closures comes days after Chinese authors rallied online against Google's plans to start a digital Chinese library service. Chinawriter.com.cn has posted a message allegedly from Google which states that the American search engine will compensate Chinese writers USD60 for each book of each writer who agrees to allow Google to use the book online. The search engine stated in the announcement that it would pay at least USD60 to each writer for each book if the writer agrees to reconcile with Google, and the writer can receive 63% of the revenue from readers' online downloading of the book in the future. Many writers have refused to accept the reconciliation agreement and have spurned Google's take-it-or-leave-it attitude. The authors state they plan to continue to fight Google's plans.

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  1. I am writing to you about a person doing fraud on the internet with EBAY. This person is from Beijing China, and makes dresses that are ordered.

    On Feb 23, 2009, I bought TWO dresses and paid $208.00 for both of them. I explained to the person that it is for my son’s wedding which would be in October 17, 2009. In sending the measurements she told me I had enough time, and I could send them in on later than June, which I did.

    In August 2009, I emailed her to see how the dresses were coming along. I thought by then I would have gotten them. She responded, telling me “ ALL IS WELL”

    In September, I emailed her again, no response, Two more times I emailed her again, she responded, and assured me that I would get both of them on time.

    I emailed her again, she told me that I would have to wait until after the China National Holiday from Oct to Oct 8.

    Again I emailed her and reminded her the date of the wedding. Being that it takes a week to ship I might not get it in time, or might not have enough time to get it altered if needed.

    Her response was She would contact the post to see if she could mail it by Oct 9, 2009.

    My response, which by now I am getting nervous was very direct and to the point. I told her that obviously I am not getting the dresses on time.

    Her response was that She regretted that the person who takes care of the dresses are out of business for several days, he would be back after several days. For me not to worry about the dresses, they would take good care of them.

    My response was rude and that I didn’t believe all of that.

    She responded: What I said is true, the person is really out of business, she is taking his place for a few days. She didn’t know why I didn’t believe her. Let her know the number of my dress and she would check for me. She would call the person who took care of my dress.

    All of this time I had been dealing with her since Feb, 2009, now she is talking about someone else that is in charge, which I told her this.

    On Oct 12, 2009 she emailed me and said she had sent my package. Because of the China Holidays it maybe be delayed. Hope I get it soon. I should really get a backup dress in case the package can’t arrive in time.

    On October 29, 2009, 12 days after the wedding I received the package. There was only one dress, not the two that I purchased. It looked NOTHING like what I ordered and the size of it was big enough for a table cloth.

    During this time I had emailed another customer, seeing that she had ordered a dress also.

    The response from this lady was that she had never received her dress either and when I asked her if she had gotten a refund she told me no.

    To be doing this kind of business on the internet, and being that I am not the only person that she is doing this too in my opinion this is Fraud.

    I would like, and so would others, have this stopped with this person. It looks like they think since we are in the United States and they are in Beijing China, there is nothing that we can do about it.

    She will not respond back to me.

    I would appreciate if you would look into this so it does not happen to anyone else.

    Thank you for your time,
    Diann Kozak

    eBay Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #9D023347RV7309436)

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    Customer Service Email: [email protected]
    Customer Service Phone: +86 13575151926

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    Total Amount:
    -$208.00 AUD
    Fee amount:
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    Net amount:
    -$208.00 AUD (equals -$137.81 USD)
    Date:
    Feb. 23, 2009
    Time:
    15:51:12 PST
    Status:
    Completed

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    Item # Item Title Qty Price Subtotal
    120373356872 WEDDING dress evening ball dress formal gown prom NEW 1 $19.00 AUD $19.00 AUD
    120371449425 wedding dress New formal evening dress ball prom gown @ 1 $19.00 AUD $19.00 AUD

    Subtotal: $38.00 AUD
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    (includes any seller handling fees): $170.00 AUD
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    Total: $208.00 AUD

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    Diann Kozak
    3490 W Wilson Rd
    Clio, MI 48420
    United States
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    Seller's ID:
    createw8
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  2. Hi
    I have had a similar problem with the same seller. She sent the dress which was faulty and completely the wrong colour. She then refuses a refund and says that she is not in control of it anyway, she has a boss all of a sudden!

    I am furious and feel very ripped off.

    How can we proceed with this? I cant even dispute the transaction with paypal because by the time I received the dress it is more than 45 days past the transaction.

    What worries me is how many other people she must be doing this too.

    thanks

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