Police in China are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses

They say they’re looking for criminals and travelers using fake IDs. Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using...

How WeChat came to rule China

China’s most popular messaging app, WeChat, has always had a close relationship with the Chinese government. The app has been subsidized by the government...

Chinese scientists say ‘no plan’ to clone humans after successful monkey trial: Report

The Chinese scientists who successfully created the world’s first cloned monkeys have asserted that they have no plans to conduct similar research on humans. The birth of...

China ‘holding at least 120,000 Uighurs in re-education camps’

At least 120,000 members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority have been confined to political “re-education camps” redolent of the Mao era that are springing...

China’s Social Credit System puts its people under pressure to be model citizens

In less than a month, China’s Lunar New Year will bring the country’s annual epic travel rush – the largest human migration on earth. While many...

Swedish bookseller ‘snatched by Chinese agents from train’

A Swedish publisher believed to have been abducted by Chinese agents after riling Beijing with his books about the peccadilloes of the Communist party’s...

China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

Chinese surveillance chiefs are testing a facial-recognition system that alerts authorities when targets stray more than 300 metres from their home or workplace, as...

Chinese authorities blow up Christian megachurch with dynamite

Chinese authorities have demolished a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups and the Communist Party. Witnesses and overseas activists said the paramilitary People's Armed...

China hands down harshest sentence to activist blogger in rights crackdown

China has sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion in what critics are calling the harshest sentence passed in...

‘I’m too afraid’: Surveillance cameras and face scans help Chinese government make thousands vanish

NOBODY knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his village neighbours...
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Five days before Australia’s “60 Minutes” program aired a report on China’s dept-trap diplomacy in the Pacific region, the show received an unusually aggressive phone call. “Take...

‘Why are they giving us the money?’ Behind China’s plans to ‘rescue’ a decrepit...

Beijing is lending billions to Hungary and Serbia for a faster rail link. The project has been called insane. But for China, at least,...

Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping for third time

One week after holding a summit with the US president, Donald Trump, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has met the Chinese president, Xi Jinping,...