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
Topic |   China technology

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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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Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang joined the Post in 2017, working with the video team before moving to reporting. She covers business and political stories in Hong Kong and mainland China. Previously, Jane interned at CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese.