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Background: China's Ministry of Industry and Information is ordering cell phone service subscribers to provide their real names when buying a telephone number. The measure is being implemented to stop spam and telecom fraud. As of September 1st, new customers will have to register their identity card numbers or other valid documents when buying pre-paid SIM cards. Full Story>>
To talk more about the "real-name" registry for new mobile phone numbers, we're joined by Professor Zeng Jianqiu from the School of Economics and Management at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Good evening, Professor.
1: The "real-name" registry for new mobile numbers is being implemented to stop spam and telecom fraud. But it is also triggering concerns about personal information protection. You must understand these issues? Can they be avoided?
2: China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are the largest telecom operators in China. How do you think they can separately and jointly implement the policy?