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 September 1, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Alexa Olesen reports:

China began requiring identification on Wednesday from anyone purchasing a new mobile phone number in what it says is a bid to stamp out rampant junk messages but that some say gives the government a new tool for monitoring its citizens.

The rules apply to everyone, including foreigners visiting China for a short stay, the China Daily newspaper reported.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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