Chinese firms cash in on Xinjiang’s growing police stateJune 27, 2018
A tender obtained by AFP detailed a network of around 35,000 cameras that would monitor the county’s schools, streets, offices and 967 mosques, where they will ensure that imams stick to a “unified” government script.
An AFP investigation found one-fifth of adults from one village in Moyu had been sent to the centres – believed to hold hundreds of thousands across Xinjiang – but which China’s government has claimed do not exist.
It would also use cutting-edge networking technology, big data, cloud computing, remote sensing and satellite positioning to “maintain social order”.
The winning company would provide six “video monitoring systems” for the county’s re-education centres.