Surveillance cameras on the outer wall of a possible detention camp in Xinjiang. Photo: AF

China demands US reverse decision to blacklist tech giants over ‘brutal suppression’ of Xinjiang Muslims as Hikvision and others bear brunt of action

  • Surveillance and facial recognition firms targeted over their role in the region, where a million Muslims are reportedly detained
  • Beijing declines to say whether it will retaliate as two sides prepare to resume trade talks
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Surveillance cameras on the outer wall of a possible detention camp in Xinjiang. Photo: AF
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Chongqing has become the surveillance capital of the world with the highest ratio of cameras per person. Illustration: SCMP

In Chongqing, the world’s most surveilled city, residents are happy to trade privacy for security

  • Whether it is to monitor traffic, prevent petty theft in restaurants or monitor public safety in parks – residents can be sure there is a camera following their every move
  • As of 2019 Chongqing had about 2.58 million surveillance cameras covering 15.35 million people
Topic |   China technology

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Chongqing has become the surveillance capital of the world with the highest ratio of cameras per person. Illustration: SCMP
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