January 2nd, 2011
Yahoo Business (from Reuters): China will crack down on what it called illegal Internet telephone providers, according to a circular from the Chinese government seen on Friday that could potentially affect Internet calling service Skype. Follow up:
It called for a crackdown "on illegal VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) telephone services" and said it was collecting evidence for legal cases against them.
Skype, partly owned by web retailer eBay Inc , has been growing in popularity among Chinese individuals and businesses to make cheap or free international phone calls. Read more at Yahoo Business (Maktoob)......
Follow up:The statement, from the powerful Ministry of Information and Industry Technology, did not mention any carriers by name.