China approves tighter rules on internet access

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If China is doing it, we are doing it…approach.

China has tightened its rules on internet usage to enforce a previous requirement that users fully identify themselves to service providers.

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The move is part of a package of measures which state-run Xinhua news agency said would protect personal information.

But critics believe the government is trying to limit freedom of speech.

The announcement will be seen as evidence China’s new leadership views the internet as a threat.


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