The Human Level of China’s Security State
By Zhuoran Li
People still occupy the front and center of Xi’s social control vision, and technology only aims to complement the “mass line.”
Josh Chin and Liza Lin on China’s Domestic Surveillance
By Shannon Tiezzi
"For residents in large cities like Beijing or Shanghai, the surveillance starts the moment you step outside... But there’s just as much, if not more, tracking in the virtual world."
How China Boosts Iran’s Digital Crackdown
By Nima Khorrami
Amid ongoing protests, Iran is looking to accelerate its adoption of China’s AI surveillance and internet censorship methods.
Surveillance State: Social Control in China
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Josh Chin.
China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing
By Chauncey Jung
As long feared, China’s COVID-19 measures are being integrated into its architecture of political repression.
‘Terror Capitalism’ in Xinjiang
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Darren Byler, Ivan Franceschini, and Nicholas Loubere, the co-editors of “Xinjiang Year Zero.”
Geoffrey Cain on Xinjiang’s ‘Perfect Police State’
By Sebastian Strangio
"Every person in Xinjiang is documented down to their genetic makeup, the sound of their voice, and whether they enter their homes through the front door or the back."
China’s Paper Tiger Surveillance State
By Isabel Ivanescu and Robert Carlson
The CCP's pervasive surveillance apparatus is a sign not of strength, but of fragility.
China: Fighting COVID-19 With Automated Tyranny
By Maya Wang
The government response to the virus hinged on invasive new surveillance methods, like the Health Code app.
Can the Coronavirus Strengthen China’s Authoritarian Regime?
By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
How the Chinese Communist Party is using the health scare to advance its control over Chinese society.
Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, China’s Government Tightens Its Grip
By Maximilian Mayer and Nicholas Ross Smith
The CCP’s response to the epidemic foreshadows a massive health-surveillance regime.
Huawei’s Human Rights Record Has Been Shamefully Ignored
By David Alton
The U.K. has been outspoken against the persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang; rewarding major contracts to the architects of the surveillance system undermines this.