Read carefully the following excerpt on real-name package delivery in China, and then write your response in NO LESS THAN 200 words, in which you should:
●summarize the main message of the excerpt,and then
●comment on whether sending package should require real-name registration.
You should support yourself with information from the excerpt.
Marks will be awarded for content relevance, content sufficiency, organization and language quality. Failure to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.
Under New Crackdown, Sending Packages Now Requires an ID Card
China's State Post Bureau announced on Monday that it will start a nationwide campaign to crack down on illegal activities by enforcing real-name registration for senders. The nation's new rules require senders to present official ID, especially when sending from a public place, such as hotels or train stations. The rules also stipulate that packages should go through an X-ray machine for a security check.
China began to mull a real-name registration policy in the industry after parcels tainted with toxic chemicals killed a man in East China's Shandong Province and poisoned seven others in December 2013.
A staff member surnamed Chen working in a post office in Hohhot said that senders must take their original ID cards to the post office."The couriers will scan and record your ID information.
Senders don't need to worry about personal information being in secure. For instance, there will be specially-assigned personnel to keep and manage all this information," Chen added.
However, many Net users still expressed concern over the leak of personal information in real-name registration. Zhu Hong, an associate professor told the mass media that whether the real-name registration system would hold back packages containing illegal or hazardous goods is not clear. "We can trace the senders now with phone numbers. Registering ID cards might only speed up the process a bit".
Real-Name Parcel Delivery, Security Guarantee or Privacy Threat?
A severe incident that parcels tainted with toxic chemicals had killed a man in 2013 caused China's State Post Bureau to enforce real-name registration for senders using the national courier service. That is to say, the senders are required to present their official ID when they deliver goods.However, in spite of the new rules, there is still a concern over the leak of personal information in real-name registration and the new system is not assured to hold back the danger caused by illegal or hazardous goods. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, real-name parcel delivery is necessary but much more new regulations should be put forward to deal with the new privacy threat it brings about.
There are many serious threats even after the state's policy is carried out. Firstly, in some provinces the parcels with fake sender names are still accepted and most couriers fail to check what is inside the packages. Secondly, many of the senders refuse to work with the couriers, because they think it is unsafe to unveil their information, and therefore the couriers can hardly verify their real information. Thirdly,the worst problem is probably the leak of the personal information. If your phone number is leaked to real estate agents, you will have to receive lots of harassing phone calls, some of which may even indicate your name, your address, your workplace, and even your personal account.
As China moves into the era of E-commerce, courier services are gradually turning into an inseparable part of our life. At the same time, because of the lurking perils mentioned above, more strategies should be designed to help the senders and the delivery services better co-operate with each other in order to move in a much smoother way.
hold back 阻止
put forward to 提出
lurking a. 潜伏的
leak n. 泄露
1. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, real-name parcel delivery is necessary but much more new regulations should be put forward to deal with the new privacy threat it brings about.(提出自己的观点并给出建议)
2. Secondly, many of the senders refuse to work with the couriers, because they think it is unsafe to unveil their information, and therefore the couriers can hardly verify their real information.(人们对实名制寄件的担忧)