Thursday, October 17, 2013

In China you need some ID more than ever: to travel, to call, to surf the internet...

Since last september, you need some idea so as to get a mobile phone number.
According to the authorities, this new measure and identity control aims to fight against phone harrassment and crooks who call you to cheat you...

This is one of the major change I witnessed in China since 2006, you now need ID for everything. You need a ID to travel by train, by plane. You need some ID to register in some hotel. You need some ID to get a phone number. You need some ID to surf the internet in some internet bar. You need some ID to buy a car or a scooter...

This is kind of troublesome for foreigners as we don't have any Chinese ID and many places are reluctant to accept some passeport!



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