Beijing, May 24 (PTI) More than 22,000 pornographic sites have been shut down in China this year, authorities said today.

Over 1.75 million items were deleted in 390 cases, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement.

The campaign has focused on major cases, the office said, adding that more than 50 cases are currently being processed across the country.

Despite the progress in restraining the spread of pornography, it is still easy to find, harming the physical and mental health of juveniles, an official said.

Pornography must be dealt with as soon as it is spotted, the official said, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.