At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP
At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP

Former head of China’s internet police who promoted proactive policing faces corruption probe

  • Liu Xinyun, who ran the Network Security Bureau within the Ministry of Public Security from 2014 to 2018, is under investigation for suspected ‘severe violation’ laws
  • Liu has been a champion of hi-tech policing, touting the use of ‘big data’ to monitor the public

Topic |   Corruption in China
At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP
At the 2015 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for governments to cooperate in regulating Internet use, stepping up efforts to promote controls that activists complain stifle free expression. Photo: AP
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