A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP

exclusive | More Chinese nationals searched at US customs, government data shows

  • US border agents carried out 1,147 searches of Chinese nationals’ electronic devices in 2019, a rise of 66 per cent from the previous year, data shows
  • The increased searches coincide with the Justice Department’s launch of its ‘China Initiative’ in November 2018 targeting suspected theft of trade secrets

Topic |   US-China relations
A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
A facial recognition device used by US Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport to screen travelers entering the US in 2018. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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