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A Ma By Any Other Name …

The New York Times reports on how the Chinese government is trying to stamp out unique names for bureaucratic ease: Seeking to modernize its vast database on China’s 1.3 billion citizens, the government’s Public Security Bureau...

Despite new bans, government still has trouble policing Internet – ANICK JESDANUN

From The Telegraph Online: Two new Internet bans may offer insight into the Chinese government’s biggest fears. One bars Internet news services from inciting “illegal” assemblies, marches and demonstrations; the other prohibits activities on behalf of “illegal” civil groups. Together, they evince the communist regime’s concerns over growing civil unrest – and particularly technology’s role […]

Control on electronic signature certification providers (Eastday.dom)

“China will launch an administrative supervision on the providers of electronic signature certification, according to the draft law on electronic signatures in the deliberation by China’s top legislature. The 5-day tenth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) opened in Beijing Monday, and began to deliberate the draft law on […]

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