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China to force internet users to register real names

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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China to force internet users to register real names


www.telegraph.co.uk< br />

China is considering measures to force all its 400m internet users to register their real names before making comments on the country's myriad chat-rooms and discussion forums, in a further sign of tightening controls on freedom of speech.

The move comes less than a week after China announced a hardening of its State Secrets law, requiring internet and mobile phone operators to inform on their customers and co-operate with police demands for information on users.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 5 2010 @ 11:59 AM
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This is another sign that China is in real trouble. Their economy is ready to implode with some experts predicing a crash in 9-18 months.

www.bloomberg.com...

Their entire economy is driven by both exports and construction. Both are tied (no exports, no domestic cash to fund construction) and the tide has turned on this.

The global economic disaster will result in a more simple life for fplks in the richest parts of the world and the materialistic purchase of goods is going to drop dramatically and that will hammer the Chinese. Like after the depression, it could well take a generation for that to come back, until the consumers are people who have not lived through these times and have not learned the lesson of thrift folks are learning today.

This rule is to stop communication from happening within China. The diversity of local communities and the simple matter of geography along with their state control will mean very differrent policys in different parts of the country.

Travel restrictions are on the horizon.

These folks are going to clamp down and hard over the next year

www.telegraph.co.uk< br /> (visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:13 PM
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sucks.

But if the government want your real name here I imagine it would take them about 1 minutes from any internet post or activity you make.

Telegraph probably doesn't admit that.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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You know, we have the Patriot Act here in America, but we certainly don't have these levels of anti-privacy running pervasive throughout the country at the behest of our government. While it's true that our government can wiretap you if they feel you are a threat, this law by China would take anti-privacy a huge step forward by requiring that everyone who uses the internet give up their privacy. That's something we aren't required to do here in the U.S.

What this should be is yet another wake up call to everyone who lives in America and other nations. The wake up call is loud and clear - you should thank God you live in a nation that does not force this kind of anti-privacy on its citizens.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:22 PM
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Have not the commie government yet worked out how to track people's internet activity via their IP adress like the "free world" governments of the west have been doing for years?

What the deal...come on China.You are supposed to be badass.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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There has been a lot of talk about requiring a license to use the internet and with a license comes registration of your name and other personal information.

Opening up trade with China was supposed to bring American values into China and spread freedom but it seems the opposite has happened, that Chinese government values have been seeping into our own government instead.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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[Sarcasm] I wonder how they will be able to all the Bruce Lee's and Kim Lee's apart.

On a serious note, China doesn't have the diversity as some of the other non-communist nations have. One person's identity has a higher chance to be confused with another, if they were to implement system using real names.



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:16 PM
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Thats a very insightful point and you're right on that.

This has very little to do with the web. It has everything to do with an escalation of already severe government control and driving up fear and hence control.

The old gents running China are smart. Some bad stuff is on the horizon in China and fluid communication will be an accelerant.

They have no land communications and everyone essentially communicates with cell phones, hence photos and videos will pretty much be impossible to stop. Trouble coming



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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How in the world are they going to implement this? All sites in china would need to have one government approved log in system.

Paul



posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan


This is another sign that China is in real trouble. Their economy is ready to implode with some experts predicing a crash in 9-18 months.

www.bloomberg.com...

Their entire economy is driven by both exports and construction. Both are tied (no exports, no domestic cash to fund construction) and the tide has turned on this.

The global economic disaster will result in a more simple life for fplks in the richest parts of the world and the materialistic purchase of goods is going to drop dramatically and that will hammer the Chinese. Like after the depression, it could well take a generation for that to come back, until the consumers are people who have not lived through these times and have not learned the lesson of thrift folks are learning today.

This rule is to stop communication from happening within China. The diversity of local communities and the simple matter of geography along with their state control will mean very differrent policys in different parts of the country.

Travel restrictions are on the horizon.

These folks are going to clamp down and hard over the next year

www.telegraph.co.uk< br /> (visit the link for the full news article)


It is my belief that the US does not plan on paying back the debt to China. It is my belief that the US will employ tactics to try to bankrupt China and fold its government.

If i were China, that would be my biggest fear. We are DEEEEEEP in their pockets. It is only a small flinch to get a good shot to the midsection, if you get my drift.

You know they try to subvert us in a covert fashion. I would expect nothing less from Uncle Sam. We wrote the book on Dirty Tactics, it seems (and to most American's shame).

[edit on 5-5-2010 by bigfatfurrytexan]



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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If I was in China I would just stay completely off the web. Name or no name they can still find you with the IP logs.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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They started it back in 2009 ,,,,,

News websites in China have begun requiring new users to register their true identities before allowing them to post comments – a move rejected by internet companies and users in the past. The world's largest internet population – with about 340 million users – is heavily policed but tends to resist new curbs. A 2006 proposal to introduce real-name registration on blog hosting sites was beaten back, but few appear to have noticed the introduction of the policy on leading Chinese portals including Sina, Netease and Sohu. The New York Times reported that the shift in policy resulted from secret government orders issued in July, citing unnamed senior editors at two of the leading sites affected. They told the newspaper that one of the bodies overseeing the internet had deemed it a state secret, preventing media from publishing reports on it. One editor said the change was introduced under the radar because "the influence of public opinion on the net is still too big". Earlier this year officials retreated from attempts to install the "Green Dam" filtering system on every new computer after an online outcry and heavy lobbying by manufacturers.


Source
www.guardian.co.uk...

[edit on 28-6-2010 by Spacedman13]



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