Oct 17 2008

PRC .gov to photograph net cafe patrons

Published by at 6:31 am under Uncategorized

I only post this article because it mentions one of Heike’s favorite subjects.

This China Journal article covers news that the PRC government is requiring net cafes to skim ID cards for patrons and to take a photograph for first time users. Advocates of this new measure point to widespread problems with Internet addiction.

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  1. Heikeon 17 Oct 2008 at 12:25 pm

    I am still worried about it,” said 22-year-old Susan Xu, from Hunan Agricultural University, “guess I’ll try not go to the Internet cafés now.”

    My guess is that a lot of people are going to be unhappy about this development. The net bars for sure and many of the young people. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.