China has an estimated 176 million public and private surveillance cameras, including on every block in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Sharp Eyes surveillance system puts the security focus on public shaming

  • Security becomes spectacle as surveillance system is rolled out in rural Chinese villages
  • Proponents say cameras are beating crime; human rights groups claim they threaten civil liberties
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China has an estimated 176 million public and private surveillance cameras, including on every block in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song
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