Police officers watch screens showing areas monitored by security cameras in Urumqi, capital of northwestern China's Xinjiang. The latest methods of surveillance in the restive region are based on facial recognition, a source said. Photo: AFP

China said to be testing facial recognition system to monitor Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region

Alert project said to link security cameras to a database of persons of interest to authorities and track their movements, source says

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Police officers watch screens showing areas monitored by security cameras in Urumqi, capital of northwestern China's Xinjiang. The latest methods of surveillance in the restive region are based on facial recognition, a source said. Photo: AFP
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