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Chinese leader Xi Jinping's potential coronation as president-for-life at the country's recent National People's Congress may have captured the world's headlines, but a sweeping governmental reorganization may have an equally profound effect over China's police in the coming years. As one pillar of ...
French police killed a gunman holed up in supermarket in southern France where he had taken hostages earlier on Friday, a source close to the investigation said. “The hostage-taker is dead, the source said, adding that he was killed during a raid on the supermarket. Two officers were wounded, the ...

Group chats are a big focus of the Chinese government and group initiators can be held criminally liable for anything members say, indicating Beijing is more less concerned with dissent existing than it is spreading. All of China's online rules are incredibly vague, allowing police broad discretion and encouraging netizens to ...
A full week went by and Zhang says she heard nothing -- prompting her to return to the police station to demand action on her case. Only then did the police call in the suspect. "After questioning him, an officer came out and told me, why don't you just have him buy you a necklace or something and drop this ...
China may have 170 million CCTV cameras trained on its 1.3 billion citizens. But there were an estimated 30 million police surveillance cameras installed at US street corners and parks three years ago. Schwartz believes the number of such devices in urban hubs such as New York and small suburban ...
Xu Qin, a key figure in the China Human Rights Observer group, is shown in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Weiquanwang. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have charged a prominent rights activist with subversion after detaining her last month on a lesser charge of "picking ...

China is moving ahead with a plan to put its coast guard under the jurisdiction of its armed police force. China's state-run Xinhua news agency on Wednesday unveiled a plan for a major restructuring of the Communist Party and state organizations. According to the plan, the China Coast Guard will be under ...
As part of the latest restructuring of state organisations, announced on Wednesday, the China Coast Guard will come under the administration of the People's Armed Police (PAP), a paramilitary force that was itself recently put under the direct command of the Central Military Commission (CMC).
Dung Truong was beaten when he went to the police station to seek the release of Nguyen Thuy Hanh, who was herself detained and questioned over her attendance at the ceremony in central Hanoi Wednesday to mark 30 years since a conflict with China over a disputed South China Sea reef killed 64 ...
A prolific traffic offender who attacked his own car with a hammer after police in central China clamped it for a parking offence was given 10 days' detention, according to a local news report. A relative alerted the 54-year-old unnamed man on Wednesday that police had disabled the vehicle in Dazhi, Hubei ...
Rongxian Mu writes: China is a one person one vote nation, and that one vote is by Xi Jinping as no one else's vote matters. And so Xi Jinping today voted for himself to become the new Dictator / Emperor for life of the Jinping Republic of China. Meanwhile a heavy police crackdown is underway across ...
Many of China's most historically significant events — including the mass slaughter of Nanjing residents by the invading Japanese army in 1937 — must be treated with the utmost care. On Feb. 21, the Weibo account of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall criticized two men who had donned Japanese ...
Police are checking various popular student hangouts in Beijing's university district to make sure they have no more than 10 foreigners inside at any one time, as the stability-obsessed authorities ramp up security for China's biggest annual political gathering. Security is usually tight in the capital during ...
“It's the latest indicator of the prominence of biometric technology in China, with facial recognition systems being particularly widespread.” Police authorities in China appear to be expanding their use of biometric smartglasses. Chinese Police Expand Use of Biometric Smartglasses. News of the devices first ...
China's police have been testing sunglasses with built-in facial recognition since at least last month to catch suspects and those traveling under false identities. Now China is expanding the facial recognition sunglasses program as police are beginning to use them in the outskirts of Beijing, according to ...
One IHS Markit estimate puts the number of cameras in China at 176 million today, with a plan to have 450 million installed by 2020. Beyond the CCTV cameras there will be smartphones and the google glass like sunglasses. There will be billions of cameras. China Technology empowered Police State will ...
If so, this might the first publicly-known arrest on the issue, though BBC did capture the moment another dissident, Hu Jia, was sent away on a "holiday" paid for by the police, as China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC) got underway earlier this week. But the government's attempt to clam down on ...

In a statement posted last week, Hoja said her brother, Kaisar Keyum, was taken into police custody in October. She lost contact with her elderly and sick parents in February. “My father is paralyzed on one side and needs a constant care. My mother has recently had a surgery on her feet and is very weak,” ...
A Chinese student who disappeared in London two weeks ago was found dead on Wednesday. Police discovered the body of Yan Sihong, a doctorate student at King's College London, at an address in Westminster. The death was not being treated as suspicious and police said her next of kin had been ...
According to business news outlet Yicai, China's Public Information Network Security Supervision agency under the Ministry of Public Security, the country's police force, has been closely watching foreign cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as domestic platforms that have shifted overseas. The report said ...
China's top prosecutor has released new guidelines targeting the misuse of psychiatric hospitals by police and hospital managers to incarcerate political dissidents, activists, and petitioners. The Supreme People's Procuratorate released a regulation on Monday detailing requirements for prosecutor's ...
While this is the first time Chinese officials have used glasses to implement facial-recognition, the technology is widely used by police. China is also currently building a system that will recognise any of its 1.3 billion citizens in three seconds. These programmes have been condemned by human-rights ...
The police force of Harbin, a city in northeastern China, is setting up a branch more than 4,700 kilometers away, in the southern beach resort city of Sanya, Beijing Youth Daily reported Thursday. A photo of a building with the sign proclaiming “Harbin Municipal Public Security Bureau's Police Station in ...
Chinese police have begun using glasses equipped with facial recognition-enabled cameras to spot fugitives traveling through train stations. Though Chinese police have said the glasses will spot people using fake IDs or traveling to avoid a warrant, many are concerned about China using the tech to ...
Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using them to scan train riders and plane passengers for individuals who may be trying to avoid law enforcement or are using fake IDs. So far, police have caught seven people connected to major criminal cases ...
Police officers across China could soon be equipped with panoramic-view body cameras that come loaded with facial and gesture recognition technology, allowing them to identify wanted suspects in real-time. Body cameras have been in use for more than a decade, and today are commonly worn by ...
Chinese police have contacted French Uighurs directly via phone or WeChat, a Chinese messaging app, or have paid visits to their family members in China, asking relatives to convey these demands, according to screenshots of WeChat conversations and a phone recording obtained by Foreign Policy.


 

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