Surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: AP

Inside China Tech: How facial recognition technology facilitates China’s surveillance

  • State surveillance camera makers largely benefited from the rise in demand for the technology after 9/11 terror attacks
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Surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: AP
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.

Chua Kong Ho

Chua Kong Ho

Kong Ho is technology editor at the South China Morning Post.