China to track cellphone users
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The Chinese government is to introduce a mandatory real-name policy to the country’s microblog services, according to a report from iStockChina which cites an announcement from China’s official broadcaster, CCTV. The real-name policy is one of 16 regulations for the country’s Twitter alternatives, which include Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo , and it is a move that the government has been rumoured to be pursuing for some while. Beijing is looking to increase accountability online, having recently agreed a set of new content principles with leading Chinese Internet firms.
<img src="http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/chinese-embassy-japan.png?w=455&h=170&crop=1" alt="Chinese Embassy Japan" title="Chinese Embassy Japan"/> Beijing will send buses to pick up citizens living in areas hardest hit by the tsunami: Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Iwate prefectures, they announced Tuesday.
Posted at 5:53 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011