Well, here it goes as planned: Chinese microblog Sina Weibo which outlined its regulations first earlier this month has introduced its “user contact” system in completely today, which provides users a list of terms and conditions for the service such as Twitter. The two articles – Article 12 and 13 needs to be checked with more care:
The user has the right to set personalized account information (including: the nickname, avatar, personal introduction, account templates, etc.), but not set up the account containing the following information:
- in violation of state laws and regulations;
- contains the nature of personal attacks content;
- imply that the same mix of another person or organization;
- contains illegal information.
May not use the vague expression to circumvent the above limitations.
The user has the right to information, but may not publish information containing the following:
- against the basic principles established by the Constitution;
- harm national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity;
- the disclosure of state secrets, endangering state security or harm national honor and interests;
- incitement to ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination, undermining national unity, or infringes upon national customs, habits;
- to promote the cult of superstition;
- spread rumors, disturbs social order, undermining social stability;
- propagate obscenity, gambling, violence, or instigating a crime;
- incitement to unlawful assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration, or gatherings that disturb social order;
- legal, administrative regulations and state regulations prohibit the other content.
There are total 31 articles but in all those 31, the above two sounds like a clear cut warnings. So BEWARE!!!