On April 14, 2015, Mingpao in Hong Kong published an article introducing details on China’s new 21 regulations on social stability maintenance, especially commenting on the “One ID Card System.”
“A resident identity card in China will not only record the holder’s name, address, and date of birth; it will also link to his or her credit cards, hotel occupancy records, and records of travel via aircraft, trains, and high-speed rail trips. It will also record social insurance and other private information. It is called the “One Card for All.” All of the information recorded in the ID card will be linked to the national public security system’s internal database and will be available for thousands of police officers nationwide. They will be able to access the database to check on anyone at any time. One part of the content in the 21 regulations was called "Advice on Strengthening the Social Security Protection System." 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 recently issued the policies to establish the system.
In addition, the 21 regulations emphasized that the overall TV monitoring system coverage will increase in public places. Under the new stability maintenance policies, the authorities will be able to watch Mainland Chinese citizen’s very closely.
Source: Mingpao, April 14, 2015