Tag: China

‘Social credit score’: China set to roll out ‘Orwellian’ mass surveillance tool

China is developing a new high-tech system of mass surveillance and coercion aimed suppressing political dissent among its 1.4 billion people, while forcing American and Western businesses to conform to the government’s communist policies if they want to operate there. The system that critics call an Orwellian national-level control system has been dubbed the Social […]

China: Using Facial Recognition Technology Protects Human Rights

China’s use of facial recognition technology is an effort to protect people’s human rights, the country’s state media declared on Tuesday. In a typically brazen editorial by Global Times, the English language state propaganda outlet boasts that despite having developed the fastest and most effective facial recognition technology in the world, Western media outlets have been using the […]

China Collects Human DNA En Masse to Advance Facial Recognition Techniques

China is collecting samples of human DNA en masse and using it to develop technology to reconstruct an image of a person’s face based solely on the DNA, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The technology, known as DNA phenotyping, has been used multiple times in the U.S. to solve criminal cases, but the process […]

World War 3: The four biggest conflicts in the world right now that could trigger war

World War 3 concerns are a developing concern amongst some people, as international relations have soured in recent years, opening up opportunities for conflict in countries around the world. Whether conflicts are a bitter exchange of words or physical blows, some of them come with grave implications. India vs Pakistan India and Pakistan are neighbours […]

China Planning to Become First Country to Launch Digital Currency

China is preparing to become the first country to launch its own digital currency. China’s central bank has released few details of its Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) project. Work on the project began five years. Some observers say the DCEP shows both financial innovation and the government’s desire to increase control over the movement […]

Watch this: China surveillance tech seeks to go global

Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human rights. With 89 out of 1,100 companies demonstrating their wares at the Milipol security trade fair, China is […]

South China Sea warning: Tensions erupt between US and Beijing as Trump sends combat ships

China’s continued efforts to establish military and economic footholds in the region has brought the country increasingly in to conflict with the US, which has frequently sent warships past the disputed reefs in what it describes as “freedom of navigation” operations. Speaking on Tuesday, US secretary of defence Mark Esper confirmed the United States was […]

Kissinger says failure to mend U.S.-China trade relations would be ‘worse than the world wars that ruined European civilization’

Lack of a U.S. – China deal could lead to a ‘catastrophic outcome’ Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and national-security adviser under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, has dire warnings about the inability of the U.S. and China to resolve their differences on international trade. Speaking at the National Committee on […]

Kissinger: Coming Conflict Between U.S. and China “Will Be Worse Than World Wars”

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warns that a catastrophic conflict between America and China that will be “worse than world wars” is inevitable unless the two sides sort out their differences. Kissinger made the comments at an event hosted by the National Committee on US China Relations in New York last night. “We […]

World War 3: The £250m plan for UK nuclear sub east of Suez to ‘engage China immediately’

During the Sixties, the world arguably came the closest to all-out nuclear war in its history as the US and Soviet Union tussled over ultimate supremacy both on the ground and in space. These tensions reached their pinnacle in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, after Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to fulfil Fidel Castro’s request to place nuclear […]