China to tighten control over internet access

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  1. Ray

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    China looking to tighten control over internet access

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    Governments have always tried their hand at controlling the internet and the information that users posted. Some claim it is due to national security, while others approach it from an intellectual property angle, although in the case of China, word has it that due to the number of its citizens posting exposés about the country’s government and the alleged corruption underlying it, senior members of China’s National People’s Congress have begun to consider a bill in which users are required to report their real names to internet and telecom companies.

    However according to the government, this would help prevent users from making malicious and anonymous accusations online which aren’t true. Considering that current practice already requires users to offer up their identity papers when signing contracts, it is unclear as to how this bill will be any different. At the moment Chinese internet users have had to put up with a wide array of censorship, ranging from the blocking of Facebook to Google and YouTube, resulting in China-made alternatives like Alibaba, Weibo and Youku (China’s equivalent of Google, Twitter and YouTube).

    China looking to tighten control over internet access | Ubergizmo
     
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    China to tighten its grip on internet

    BEIJING: Chinese censors are finalizing plans to enhance control over the internet.

    A new set of rules will make it mandatory for users to register for subscribing to mobile or fixed line internet connections with their real names and government identity cards.

    This is part of the government's calls "for more responsible use of onternet'' due to increasing anonymous online chatter critical of official policies and their implementation.

    Sources said greater controls are being implemented to protect officials from increasing online activism against corruption and misuse of power.

    The new rules once enforced will enable the government to monitor people visiting different websites and determine why certain sites, particularly foreign ones, are popular.

    Communist party's mouthpiece People's Daily referred to the move in a front page commentary.


    "The law should escort the development of the internet to protect people's interest," it said. "Only that way can our internet be healthier, more cultured and safer."

    The real name registration was introduced last year for microblogging sites to curb what officials described as "rumours and vulgarity''. Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site, had become an extremely popular social networking site after Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were banned in China.

    China to tighten its grip on internet - The Times of India


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    This is a more comprehensive article.

    One has to appreciate China that it is clear in its requirements wherein they will curb all activities that are anti State or can cause public anger leading to instability and destabilising the iron grip of the Communist Party.

    Kapil Sibal, on the other hand, incorporates laws so that the Ministers are not exposed for their incompetence or protecting vested interests as with Sec that was used so regularly and arbitrarily till there was a public outcry.
     
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    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

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    not new at all, that's why we come here.
     
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    Thanks.

    Maybe if more Chinese come, DFI will become one of those 'popular' foreign sites that the Chinese Communists will monitor.

    If that happens, then much more of the China shining posts will splash on this forum, since the Chinese will not be very favourable to post anything that is not 'shining'!

    Notwithstanding, it was a great feat of China to have started the longest High Speed train on 119th birthday of your Great Helmsman, Mao Tse Tung.

    Congratulations!
     
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    Dont' worry, Chinese internet polices still need decades to understand English. once they do, they will resign and get better jobs.
     
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    Don't worry pls.

    Whenever there're "China Shining" craps there's usually an equal amount of counter-arguments bringing to light China's skeletons in the cupboard, like gulag, self immolation, censorship, totalitarian regime, corruption, from Indian posters. :lol:

    So, viewers're able to do their own filtering, and develop a balanced idea abt China of their own.

    Heck, Had Mao or Zhou been DFI , they wouldn't have done so much harm to China with commie's grandiose plans like catching up with UK within xx years, or "Four Modernization".
     
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