The Chinese government is targeting social media accounts and websites that "willfully vilify" the Chinese market and national economic policies.

The platforms must remove the critical content from the government,


news agency writes


With the campaign, the Chinese government wants to create an online environment that "promotes the sustainable and healthy development of China's economy and society".

Commercial platforms that share foreign reporting or comments that "put the Chinese economy in a bad light" are also being targeted, China's internet watchdog CAC says.

The "cleaning" of the critical sites is being supervised by the CAC, the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and several financial regulators.

Chinese social media services, such as Weibo and WeChat, are expected to close offending accounts and ban rule breakers.

Said services and other tech companies, such as Tencent and ByteDance, have said they will comply with the rules.