China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP
China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP
Surveillance

Surveillance state: 18 of the world’s 20 most monitored cities are in China

  • Beijing and Shanghai each have at least 1 million surveillance cameras, a study finds, but Taiyuan and Wuxi are the most surveilled on a per capita basis
  • The study by the British technology website Comparitech also shows that more cameras do not necessarily reduce crime rates

Topic |   Surveillance
China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP
China is home to 18 of the 20 most monitored cities in the world, according to a recent study. Photo: AP
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