From Gatestone Institute
China Is Extending Its Totalitarian Controls to the Rest of the World
byGordon G. Chang
April 27, 2021 at 5:00 am
In the Haidilao Hot Pot restaurant in… Vancouver, more than 60 surveillance cameras watch 30 tables and send feeds to China. The cameras, manager Ryan Pan explains, are there to “people track” and are “part of the social credit system in China.”
- In 2014, China’s State Council issued guidelines for the establishment of a national “social credit system” by 2020, with the feeds from about 626 million surveillance cameras and smartphone scanners and with data from a multitude of sources … For example, criticizing Chinese ruler Xi Jinping would result in the lowering of an individual’s score. There are consequences for low-scored individuals.
- Why did Beijing select Ryan Pan’s restaurant for such intensive collection of information?
- For starters, it is near to the home…
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