Beijing – China has
imposed new Internet rules that will compel individuals wanting to operate a
website to first meet in person with regulators, the Associated Press reported.
The country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology froze all new
site registrations back in December, framing it as a bid to crack down on
pornographic Web content.
The Ministry now says it will resume accepting
applications for registrations, but would-be site operators must now first meet
in person with regulators, and present identity cards and photos of themselves.