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
Topic |   China technology

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Surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photo: AP
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A Chinese national flag flutters near the surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, March 15, 2019. Photo: AP

How 9/11 and China’s plan for blanket surveillance created a wave that CCTV camera makers Hikvision and Dahua rode to huge success

  • Hangzhou’s Binjiang district is home to three of China’s biggest surveillance camera makers
  • Hikvision, Dahua and Uniview benefited from rise in demand for surveillance after 9/11 terror attacks
Topic |   Surveillance

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A Chinese national flag flutters near the surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, March 15, 2019. Photo: AP
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