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 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

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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