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The Danger of China’s Digital Silk Road

The Danger of China’s Digital Silk Road

Michael Caster discusses the link between China's digital investments abroad and digital repression. 

How China Hinders Venezuelans’ Struggle for Democracy

How China Hinders Venezuelans’ Struggle for Democracy

By Leopoldo López and Jianli Yang
China is a core part of the autocratic network that props up the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
The Human Level of China’s Security State 

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

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

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.

Myanmar Expanding Use of Chinese-Made Facial Recognition Systems: Report

Myanmar Expanding Use of Chinese-Made Facial Recognition Systems: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a Reuters investigation, the military junta has plans to install CCTV systems in all 14 states and divisions.

China’s Political Surveillance System Keeps Growing

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.
China’s Espionage Plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics: What Athletes Should Expect

China’s Espionage Plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics: What Athletes Should Expect

By Nicholas Eftimiades
Yes, China is going to spy on the Olympic athletes. Its mandatory app is just the tip of the iceberg.

Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’

Darren Byler on Life in Xinjiang, ‘China’s High-Tech Penal Colony’

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The mass surveillance and internment project in Xinjiang should be viewed as a major test of Chinese capacities to conduct a sophisticated invasion, occupation, and transformation of spaces that were at the margins of Chinese control.”

Geoffrey Cain on Xinjiang’s ‘Perfect Police State’

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."

5G and the Contested China-India Border

5G and the Contested China-India Border

By Tenzin Dalha
China’s rapid 5G build-up has come to Tibet. That will have security implications for India.
China’s Surveillance Technology Is Keeping Tabs on Populations Around the World

China’s Surveillance Technology Is Keeping Tabs on Populations Around the World

By Hugh Harsono
Exports of Chinese AI technology give Beijing a foothold in foreign security systems.

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