Covid-19 reveals China’s surveillance system

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Surveillance camera systems are called “War Rooms” which help China to check people’s travel schedules and prevent the epidemic.

China is trying to build one of the world’s most sophisticated monitoring technology networks with hundreds of millions of public camera installation and enhanced use of surveillance technologies such as smartphone tracking and recognition.

This year, from rural to urban throughout the country, this system was used in “the entire war against nCoV”, according to the Chinese government’s calling.

A software engineer who works with the face recognition program at the development Room of the Hanwang electronics company in Beijing, yesterday 6/3. This technology allows face recognition even when wearing masks. Photo: Reuters.

A software engineer who works with the face recognition program at the development Room of the Hanwang electronics company in Beijing, yesterday 6/3. This technology allows face recognition even when wearing masks. Photo: Reuters.

When the authorities mainly use mobile positioning data and the tracing application links user accounts to mark and track those returning from abroad for quarantine, the surveillance camera system plays a very important role.

This network is used to trace those who have been exposed to nCoV-infected people, as well as businesses and individuals who are not complying with the translation room regulations.

“The country set in a war situation”, Vuong, a city of Tianjin, said. Wang was responsible for tracing thousands of people related to a nCoV outbreak in the department store. “We must apply wartime thinking.”

Although it is expected to use high technology, the system still depends heavily on the personnel monitor before the screen. They sit in the surveillance room or track through the smartphone.

“This type of surveillance is mainly made by humans, not machines,” said James Leibold, associate professor at La Trobe University, Australia, who studied the same surveillance system that China used in the Xinjiang region.

State media, officials and local governments are awarded accounts of surveillance systems during the campaign against nCoV.

In the Donghan village, Hubei province, where Covid-19 started last year, Liu Ganhe, who was responsible for surveillance, discovered 6 villagers gathered without wearing a page. Liu immediately called the government newspaper.

“The village officers immediately arrived, disbanded the crowd and propagate to the people”, the Chinese media news, praised the system was good enforcement of “restrictive regulations in wartime”.

The entire China monitoring system valued at 5.6 billion, including more than 4,400 security cameras.

He Haijin, a member of the network, discovered the villagers gathered in the Ky Duong district, Hunan Province. He was scolding them through the village’s radio speaker.

“Within two minutes, the villagers immediately returned home,” the Chinese media state news.

The people of four northern China villages confirmed the administration used loudspeakers to disperse the gatherings. The authorities also installed the camera outside the house, who have returned from nCoV hotspots such as Hubei and abroad.

In Xiangtan, another city in Hunan, the system was used to locate a highly heated relatives who were discovered in the commercial center and fled by motorbike. The government followed him with security cameras and the police came home to rebuke.

Chinese media also announced the image of officials who watched multiple monitors well at the police station, or a photo of volunteers to see the image monitored and shared on the messaging app.

Security Camera monitors crossing the crossing in Beijing 11/5. Photo: Reuters.

Security Camera monitors crossing the crossing in Beijing 11/5. Photo: Reuters.

Although the oversight is rough in some places, the public knows how to help the authorities to enforce the duties.

“It makes people aware that they are being tracked, making people not dare to do overly behaviours and change thoughts over time”, Leibold said. “I suppose this is the result of the anti-Covid-19 campaign, which is really effective.”

The information that people and officials share shows that the system of memorization and recognition also plays an important role in urban.

At Thien weighing, the seaport is 100 km from Beijing, the government has followed the home of each person related to the outbreak in the department store last February 2, using monitoring data.

The administration accurately determines the time nCoV infection shops have been in contact with customers, then trace each person via images on surveillance security cameras.

Local Government equipment procurement documents provide detailed monitoring system installation area including identity technology that can track a person’s schedule within 90 days.

More than 9,000 people were quarantined.

“Officers adopted the Camrea for security to scan and detect each person”, Wang, the Tianjin servants, said.

Hong Hanh (According to Reuters)

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