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State Council Pushing for Real Name User Registration on Internet

According to China Review News, the Information Office of the State Council has admitted that key news websites and major commercial websites have effectively eliminated the function that allowed anonymous blogging following news threads. This is the first time that it publicly confirmed that it is actively exploring and promoting a real name user registration system for online blogging, BBS, and other interactive services. Regarding the State control of the Internet, currently Ministry of Information Industry is responsible for development and administration of the Internet, Ministry of Public Security is in charge of monitoring and enforcement, and propaganda department is leading other information dissemination departments to exercise control over content.

Source: China Review News, May 4, 2010