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Spam e-mails, faxes and audio messages disturbing people's daily life might be dealt with this year as Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a bill against sending information junks, said local news papers Thursday.

The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Bill passed by the legislative Wednesday to stem junk e-mails, text messages, recorded calls, faxes and audio messages, required the sender to declare its sources and provide a choice of "refuse" to its receivers.

Besides, it suggested to establish a system for citizens who do not want to receive junk information to register their telephone and fax numbers. Once registered they can avoid being disturbed. Any information sender sending junk information to a registered number will face a fine up to 100,000 HK dollars.

The rule concerning junk e-mails will be implemented at the beginning of June and other aspects of the bill will come into effect by the end of this year, according to local newspapers.

(Xinhua News Agency May 25, 2007)

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