Internet Tightens: Popular Chinese WeChat App to Become Official ID

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BEIJING—China’s biggest tech giants are working with authorities to create digital identifications as alternatives to the state-issued ID cards citizens must present to obtain many public and private services, such as boarding trains and checking into hotels.

The development underscores Beijing’s increasing reliance on its big tech companies as it seeks to use the latest digital tools and capabilities to monitor its population.

China’s…

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