Some US lawmakers have urged the United States to sanction Chinese companies supplying hardware to the Xinjiang surveillance programme. Photo: AFP
Some US lawmakers have urged the United States to sanction Chinese companies supplying hardware to the Xinjiang surveillance programme. Photo: AFP
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How tensions with the West are putting the future of China’s Skynet mass surveillance system at stake

The twin pressures of the US-China trade war and threatened sanctions of sensitive critical components are forcing security authorities to turn to innovative solutions

Some US lawmakers have urged the United States to sanction Chinese companies supplying hardware to the Xinjiang surveillance programme. Photo: AFP
Some US lawmakers have urged the United States to sanction Chinese companies supplying hardware to the Xinjiang surveillance programme. Photo: AFP
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