A new system is likely to be adopted, requiring Chinese netizens to submit
information like real names and ID card numbers when they register a blog or a
BBS (Bulletin Board Service) account.
Lulu was wondering1. How long before bolehland does a copycat
2. Would Lulu abandon blogging if i have to submit my real information.
Question 1 was answered the following day. Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha is considering the idea, but Lulu suspects that he realises the reality of enforcing this is quite difficult.
Lulu saw the light to Question 2 today.
If I had to submit my real identity to the government, then I would. I won't be the 1st in the queue, but I would register.
I take full account for whatever I write before God and before the laws of this country.
The reason why I do not post my whole life story is not that I do not want to be accountable for my words, but because I know that there may be people out there who may not agree with what I write, and may do drastic things to my home.
Trust me, the government doesn't need you to tell them who you are. Your IP address is tracable. If they can detect and trace sms, poison e-mails, what makes you think that they can't find you if you're blogging baselessly?