China Tightens “Great Firewall” with Disclosure Requirement

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – China is once again tightening restrictions on online use.

According to a BBC report from Friday, the country has instituted a requirement that those using the web fully reveal identification details before accessing the internet.

The Republic is famous for web censorship via what many call its “Great Firewall.” In the past, blocked websites have included Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Users must now hand over “genuine identification information,” which sets new requirements between customers and internet service providers in the country.

The initiative follows the installment of Xi Jinping as the country’s new General Secretary of the Communist Party.