Chongqing has become the surveillance capital of the world with the highest ratio of cameras per person. Illustration: SCMP

In Chongqing, the world’s most surveilled city, residents are happy to trade privacy for security

  • Whether it is to monitor traffic, prevent petty theft in restaurants or monitor public safety in parks – residents can be sure there is a camera following their every move
  • As of 2019 Chongqing had about 2.58 million surveillance cameras covering 15.35 million people
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Chongqing has become the surveillance capital of the world with the highest ratio of cameras per person. Illustration: SCMP
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