Nanning police officially released China’s first electronic ID on Nov. 3. Cooperating with Internet giant Tencent, Nanning police also plan to incorporate IDs into citizens’ mobile phones.
The Nanning Public Security Bureau entered an agreement with Tencent to promote electronic IDs citywide. Taking advantage of Tencent’s face recognition technology, citizens in Nanning are now able to "carry" their ID cards on WeChat. By creating profiles on public WeChat accounts or via the official Nanning police app, citizens can easily generate an electronic ID after inputting personal information and uploading a photo.
Citizens are always required to carry their ID cards, driver’s licenses and passports. Therefore, electronic IDs are a convenient invention for modern society in that people are accustomed to handling daily matters via their mobile phones and other Internet-connected devices.
Nanning Public Security Bureau said it will continue to cooperate with Tencent in the future on innovative services, including online fire reporting, online exit and entry services, and online residential administration.