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Xinhua: China to Establish One ID Card System to Document Each Citizen’s Daily Life Information

Recently, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued 21 regulations designed to strengthen the social security protection system. According to the new policies, China will establish a nationwide “automated security monitoring system” using “new Internet & networking technology, extensive data, cloud computing, intelligent sensing, remote sensing, satellite positioning, and geographic information systems.”

China will establish “One ID Card System” which will require each citizen to use his real name in his daily life activities. Citizens’ ID numbers will be the only unique code that connects them to the national population basic information database. In that database, the government will document all of each citizen’s personal information and daily activities.

Source: Xinhua, April 13, 2015