Chinese blogger Lian Yue writes on Sina Weibo: “National People’s Congress representative Li Danyang says, ‘It’s imperative to strengthen our management of microblogs. I propose that the nation takes up a series of measures to strengthen the management of the internet and of microblogging services. If possible, we should realise a real-name system for internet forums and microblogs.’ As long as Rep Li Danyang can effectively monitor the government, and ensure that netizens will not have a single post deleted, or be arrested, if they speak the truth, I will support her proposal for a real-name system.”
Editor’s Note: Li Danyang (李丹阳, pictured right) is a popular folk soprano, and is one of a growing group of singers, actors, athletes and other public personalities that the government has named National People’s Congress representatives, ostensibly to improve the relevance of the “Two Sessions” to the man on the street. The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened earlier today at 3pm at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.