A security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: BloombergA security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
A security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
Frank N. Pieke
Opinion

Opinion

Frank N. Pieke

Why the West should stop projecting its fears onto China and cultivate a more mature relationship

  • In the West’s black-and-white telling, China has been either good or evil in the past 70 years. The West swoons when it sees China becoming more liberal, but demonises Beijing when it stirs up Western fears of techno-surveillance

A security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: BloombergA security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
A security guard stands near surveillance cameras on a lamp post at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: Bloomberg
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