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  1. Real name registration sparks debate

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... They consider it a restriction of their freedom of expression, and are worried their personal information will be disclosed. 'The desire for real name registration suggests the webmaster cannot ... as to whether users should register using their real names. Bai Lan Yuan was founded in 2005 and is very popular with university teachers and students in Foshan, with more than 21,000 registered users. ...

  2. Bloggers rejoice over retreat on real names

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to register bloggers' real names, as a way of 'purifying' a booming industry blighted by 'unhealthy information'. A high-profile, real-name registration proposal from ... compulsory real-name registration. Yang Junzuo, a society representative on the code's drafting committee, said the draft was 'a temporary measure to call for voluntary self-regulation ...

  3. Chasing runaway bike theft

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... and five other government agencies announced the start of a five-month campaign to crack down on the bike thieves. Atop their list of tactics is a real-name registration system. It will compel ... show of solidarity, the media have reacted with a mixture of dismay, scepticism and scorn to the prospect of yet another real-name registration scheme to solve a perceived social ill. Over ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Online forum likened to mainland China as it demands ID card copy for registration

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com New rule at Golden Forum likened to mainland requirement for 'real-name registration' Online forum demands ID card copy Golden Forum is the most ... of politicians, said: "I object to such an arrangement as this is similar to the 'real-name registration' as in mainland China." He was referring to rules passed last year ...

  5. Ruffling feathers

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore in Beijing The countdown online was ominous. 'Ten days until real-name registration,' read a post from a Sina Weibo user nicknamed 'Linzongwei ... real-name registration is necessary- at least it scares hens away from laying eggs easily. I am a hen that got scared.' The post touched on a very sensitive issue: that the registration plan ...

  6. Bloggers face new controls to block rumour-mongers

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Beijing internet regulators will tighten controls by expanding a real-name registration system to rein in rumour-mongering and clean up content, ... the real-name registration requirement. The newspaper published a commentary on Monday criticising microbloggers for spreading rumours and their lack of responsibility. 'If it is not restricted, ...

  7. National registration aims to foil phone scammers

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... messages would lead to social instability, activists said. Experts in the industry gave the new policy mixed reviews. 'Real-name registration will be effective in clamping down on illegal ... Jinsong, a Beijing-based legal scholar, said it was naive to pin hopes of tackling fraud and scams on real-name registration. 'Law-breakers are crafty enough to get around it easily,' he ...

  8. How tickets in the second tranche are sold

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 20 tickets in up to 10 events in the first stage. Anybody wanting to buy seats for the opening and closing ceremony was subject to real-name registration, and the eventual ticket is supposed ...

  9. Microblog users on net after deadline

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with their nicknames being shown to others. Analysts said authorities wanted to use the real-name registration system to better monitor and control public opinion, while using government microblog accounts ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Microblog users who had not submitted real names could still put up posts on Beijing-based services yesterday, the deadline set last month banning ...

  10. Blogger code of conduct posted on internet body's website for feedback

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to obligations, and could refuse to provide services to anybody who refused to sign. The code also refers to the issue of real-name blogger registration, which has generated considerable opposition from bloggers. The code says service providers should 'encourage' the practice. The society has for two years been working with Ministry of Information Industry to implement real-name ...




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