China surveillance state
March 01, 2023
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."
October 27, 2022
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.
October 03, 2022
Surveillance State: Social Control in China
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Josh Chin.
June 23, 2022
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.
March 14, 2022
‘Terror Capitalism’ in Xinjiang
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Darren Byler, Ivan Franceschini, and Nicholas Loubere, the co-editors of “Xinjiang Year Zero.”
August 24, 2021
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."
April 30, 2021
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.
April 01, 2020
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.
March 10, 2020
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.
February 15, 2020
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.
February 07, 2020
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.
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