China’s former internet censor on trial over corruption charges

Vastavam web: China’s former internet censor has gone on trial over allegations of corruption. State broadcaster CCTV says Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan (USD 4.6 million) in bribes. It said his trial began Friday in the eastern city of Ningbo with 60 officials, reporters and members of the public present. Lu was responsible for leading the government’s efforts to tighten control over domestic cyberspace and championing the party’s position that governments have a right to filter and censor their countries’ internet.