First real-name blog website launched in China – Xinhua

Xinhua reports on the first attempt to establish real-name registration for bloggers:

A blog site that only allows users to publish and comments using the writers’ real names — believed to be the first in China, was launched here on Monday.

Chinese intellectuals are enthusiastic about social affairs and are willing to express their opinions on the society, Ma said…

One can only register on the website after being invited by the website, being recommended by another user or through self-introduction with valid proof. The website will check the work background and identity of every applicant. [Full text]

January 29, 2007 9:04 AM
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