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

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

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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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