Tag: China

China’s new ‘social credit system’ is a dystopian nightmare

Imagine calling a friend. Only instead of hearing a ring tone you hear a police siren, and then a voice intoning, “Be careful in your dealings with this person.” Would that put a damper on your relationship? It’s supposed to. Welcome to life in China’s “Social Credit System,” where a low score can ruin your life […]

Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Forum In the first of a four-part series, we look at what might be the real purpose of the massive programme By the entrance of the main […]

CHINA HAS CREATED A RACIST A.I. TO TRACK MUSLIMS

Whistleblowers say Chinese law enforcement has integrated A.I. with security cameras to “track and control” some 11 million people. And experts warn this is just the beginning. The Chinese government is using facial-recognition software to “track and control” a predominantly Muslim minority group, according to a disturbing new report from The New York Times. The […]

Chinese Police Beat 60 Christians, Close Church and then Bury Bibles

More than 100 Chinese police officers and SWAT team members closed a newly constructed church and beat dozens of Christians who were guarding it, and then buried Bibles and hymnbooks before leaving. The incident in Henan – China’s third largest province – took place in January and was reported by BitterWinter.org April 10. Chinese officials […]

China backs multilateralism initiative

China is supporting a move by France and Germany to launch an Alliance for Multilateralism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang  said on Monday, stressing that Beijing backs any effort to promote global cooperation. “China has always been a firm defender, supporter and practitioner of multilateralism,” Lu said. He added that the world needs multilateralism […]

Chinese officials force street cleaners to wear GPS-tracking bracelets

Over 500 sanitation workers in Nanjing have been asked to wear ‘smart’ watches The bracelet tracks their location in real time and records when they clock in  An earlier version of the bracelet also sends out an alarm if they stopped moving The alarm function has been removed after the system sparked public outcry Officials […]

Chinese Anti-Satellite Laser Base

Images also reveal work on EMP and electronic warfare weaponry Commercial satellite images have provided the first photographs of a secret Chinese anti-satellite laser base in western Xinjiang province, along with other high-technology weapons facilities. The laser facility is located near a lake and is about 145 miles south of the Urumqi, the capital of […]

China rewrites the Bible

It’s no secret that as the Chinese economy enters a slowdown, the Chinese government has been taking an ever-more authoritarian approach towards virtually every aspect of life in the People’s Republic. In this regard, few areas have received more attention than religion. This ranges from the imprisonment of anywhere between 800,000 and 2 million Uighur […]

Tensions Soar After Chinese Boat Rams, Sinks Vietnamese Vessel In Disputed Waters

Tensions in the South China Sea are once again soaring after a Vietnames fishing boat reportedly came under attack by a Chinese vessel near the contested Paracel Islands, a Vietnamese official said Friday. According to the Australian Associated Press the dangerous incident has sent tensions in the region to “a new high”. The Vietnamese boat was fishing near Discovery […]

China bans 23 million from traveling as part of citizen report card system

China has blocked millions of travelers from purchasing train or plane tickets as part of the Communist country’s controversial “social credit” system, which has drawn the ire of privacy advocates who fear the surveillance-based system could lead to dystopian outcomes. The Guardian reports that Chinese courts banned travelers from buying flights 17.5 million times by the end […]