A police officer in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, was struck by the resemblance between the owner of a local kebab shop and a fugitive wanted for a robbery and murder in Beijing 19 years ago. Photo: Chinanews.com

The killer, the kebab shop and the Chinese police officer who sniffed out a fugitive wanted for murder

  • Man who fled scene of Beijing crimes in 2000 is caught after encounter in Wenzhou
  • Fugitive who created new life for himself confessed to crimes after arrest
Topic |   China Society

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A police officer in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, was struck by the resemblance between the owner of a local kebab shop and a fugitive wanted for a robbery and murder in Beijing 19 years ago. Photo: Chinanews.com
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Visitors walk past a screen showing a demonstration of facial recognition software at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China October 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters

DeepGlint: the Chinese AI firm that helped police catch a criminal who had been on the run for 20 years

  • Company says its system – inspired by structure of human eye – can capture images of, and identify, individuals and vehicles as far away as 50 metres
Topic |   Artificial intelligence

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Visitors walk past a screen showing a demonstration of facial recognition software at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China October 23, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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