Feb 062015
 
 February 6, 2015  Non-U.S., Online

Out-Law.com reports:

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced new rules requiring mainland Chinese internet users to register their real identities with website administrators for all online accounts, including blogs, instant messaging, microblogs and forums.

‘Improper’ online account names, including those with obscene, violent or criminal associations, will also be banned. Names that “undermine ethnic unity or break religious policies are forbidden, so are deliberately mischievous names that spread rumours, disrupt social stability, disseminate obscenity or sexually suggestive material, or otherwise breach the law,” according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

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