[Epoch Times, May 16, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Xu Menger comprehensive report) Recently, Zhejiang Mobile notified users that it will close the international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan voice answering functions. Jiangxi, Hebei, Henan and other provinces have changed the international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS receiving function to the default closed state. Users who need this function need to apply for registration and activation. Some analysts believe that this has violated privacy and human rights, and the normal international exchanges of citizens have been interfered and monitored. This is a closed country in disguise.
Zhejiang Mobile recently notified users that it will close the international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan voice answering functions in batches. If users need to answer, they need to send 1219 to 10086 to confirm the registration before May 20. Users who do not register or register incorrectly will be turned off in batches.
According to Blue Whale Finance, the relevant person in charge of China Mobile Zhejiang responded that the above news is true. On May 15, Zhejiang Mobile customer service staff told the mainland Jimu News that the international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan telephone answering function will indeed be turned off by default.
In addition to voice calls, Jiangxi, Henan and other places notified users to adjust the function of receiving international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan short messages to “off by default”.
On April 26, Henan Mobile, Henan Unicom, and Henan Telecom jointly issued an announcement that from 0:00 on May 7, the international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS receiving function will be disabled by default.
The three major telecommunications operators in Hebei Province issued an announcement that from 0:00 on May 5, the three major telecommunications operators will disable the user’s international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS receiving services by default.
On March 21, Jiangxi Telecom, Jiangxi Mobile, and Jiangxi Unicom issued a joint announcement that from 0:00 on March 28, the function of receiving international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS messages will be closed.
In addition, Liaoning, Guizhou, and Zhejiang will implement the closure of international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS reception from 0:00 on January 25, 2022, November 27, 2021, and August 10, 2021, respectively.
According to a report by Hexun News Network on May 16, the above-mentioned provinces are only pilot projects. In the future, the function of receiving SMS from international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will be closed or expanded to the whole country. The staff of the public service telephone of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the Communist Party of China said that the above-mentioned relevant information and notice of planning arrangements have not yet been registered.
Regarding the measures taken by the above-mentioned provinces, the operators all claimed that they were shutting down the international, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan SMS and voice answering functions in accordance with the requirements of the higher authorities to prevent overseas telephone fraud and protect the safety of people’s property.
Mainland netizens said, “The blocking of mobile phone software and the blocking of overseas incoming calls or text messages with mobile phone cards are not the same thing. One is to hide your ears, and the other is to solve the problem from the root cause!” “It’s equivalent to self-locking.” “Why! Wouldn’t it be impossible to receive calls from relatives? Infringement!” “It is not appropriate to disable the function of receiving international calls and receiving international text messages without the user’s permission, and should not be used nationwide. Promotion. If it has been closed, the operator should take the initiative to restore it for users.” “The bandit is very angry.”
Regarding the CCP’s move, current affairs commentator Yue Shan told The Epoch Times that this practice may spread to the whole country. Under the banner of strict control of overseas fraud, the authorities have turned off the overseas SMS function by default, which is the same as restricting exits under the banner of epidemic prevention. Many of the CCP’s evil laws involving social and people’s livelihood are under the banner of high-sounding, but in fact anti-fraud is not. real reason. You must know that whenever there is an incident of human rights persecution by the CCP in these years, overseas will support and rescue them, and they will also make direct calls to relevant departments and officials. Including targeting the CCP’s monopoly on the media and blocking the truth, many international volunteers are also exposing the CCP’s evil deeds to the mainland people over the phone.
He believes that the authorities’ blocking of international calls is a political stability method used by the CCP for fear of political instability before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Yue Shan said that this kind of practice can only be done by autocratic regimes, and it cannot occur in normal society. Because once you have blocked normal international telephone communication, if you want to answer external calls, you need to register the specific information of the calling party, and you can open it only after permission. This has violated privacy and human rights, and the normal international communication of citizens has been interfered and monitored. Moreover, the application process takes time, which can make life and business interactions difficult for companies and individuals. Normal international activities such as making appointments for interviews and participating in international economic and cultural exchanges are also affected.
Yue Shan believes that this seems to be a disguised form of locking the country. While the CCP maintains the stability of the regime, it is also a kind of harm to the Chinese people themselves. If it is the so-called anti-fraud, it should be from the source, the party that fights crime, and the deeper level is to clean up the social soil that is committed to making money and to improve people’s moral level. But if you really want to do this, you may kill the CCP, because the CCP is the source of social corruption and the decline of the world.
Responsible editor: Lin Congwen#