Chilling technological advancements have turned China into a dystopian digital dictatorship
How would you feel if your every movement—including what you buy at a supermarket, and who you meet with—was monitored?
That is already the reality in China, the world’s largest surveillance state, which has installed more than 200 million facial-recognition cameras, and has plans to install another 400 million to ensure every single public space is monitored.
Big brother is watching
The Chinese regime states their big brother scheme is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.”
Now, the creepy techno-authoritarian state has the ability to pick a person out of a crowd of 60,000 people. That is not good news if you’re not in the Communist Party’s good books.
Fail to toe the Party line and be punished
China’s ubiquitous surveillance network works together with the infamous “credit system,” which is set up to reward good behavior and punish bad behavior.
By 2020, the scheme will be fully operational. And as is typical for any communist country, the people have no say in the matter.
A reward for good behavior may mean you can book into a hotel without paying a deposit, and possibly receive discounts on energy bills.
The punishments are many more, from slowing your internet speeds, banning travel by plane or train, banning your kids from attending certain schools, barring you from getting certain jobs, to stopping you from buying certain foods in electronic transactions. That’s just a few examples only…
To provide a simple analogy of how one can gain or lose points, buying nappies will be rewarded with points, as doing so is deemed a responsible act. Legitimately buying alcohol, however, will cause you to lose points.
People are categorized
People are categorized into three categories according to their points: Trustworthy, average, and untrustworthy.
For the Uyghur population in China’s northwest Xinjiang region, however, they are classed into two categories only: average, and untrustworthy.
In other words, to the Communist Party, there is no such thing as a “trustworthy Uyghur.”
An ABC reporter interviewed Uyghur filmmaker Tahir Hamut, who managed to escape China in 2017 to apply for political asylum in the United States … a move that saw his two brothers and brother in-law back in Xinjiang “disappear” soon after.
Tell signs of forced organ harvesting
Every Uyghur must have their faces scanned and fingerprints taken.
When Hamut was still at home, he was called in to get his biometrics scanned for the database. It wasn’t a normal procedure at all, at least for the Uyghurs it’s not.
“We got a phone call from the police station instructing us to come by,” recalls Hamut.
“We were taken to the basement. There were manacles and shackles hanging in the cells, and iron chairs called ‘tiger chairs’ where criminals are strapped in. We went inside and there were about 20 to 30 people there. We were all Uyghurs.”
“When it was our turn, my wife and me … first they drew blood from us.”
Afterwards, a comprehensive scanning of the face from all angles was taken.
Hamut may not know the reason why the police drew their blood, but at the very least, it wasn’t for their health, given the rough treatment the Uyghurs get.
President of the World Uyghur Congress Dolkun Isa addressed the U.K. Parliament on Dec. 13, 2017, about forced organ harvesting in China.
“We are also deeply disturbed by reports of the Chinese authorities collecting blood samples from the Uyghur population in East Turkestan,” said Isa, as stated on the Uyghur Congress website.
It’s not only the Uyghurs
According to investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, police are taking blood from Falun Gong practitioners too.
“Police come, knock on their door, and then administer a blood test—one that is clearly intended for tissue matching,” Gutmann told The Epoch Times.
Gutmann went on to co-author “Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter: An Update,” a damning report chock full of evidence about forced organ harvesting in China, a criminal syndicate orchestrated by the Chinese Communist Party, in collaboration with the medical industry, the police, military, and an extra-judiciary department, the notorious 610 Office.
Falun Gong practitioners, who are peaceful meditators, are the primary targets for organ harvesting, owing to their healthy organs. The authorities know they don’t smoke, nor drink, and lead relatively healthy lives.
In light of China’s ramped-up surveillance system, once the State knows a person’s blood tissue type and their facial features, it’s not that hard for the police to pick that person out of a crowd and kidnap them ahead of a scheduled transplant. They don’t need to wholly rely on tracking people by their cellphones anymore.
It’s a kill-on-demand system for the “untrustworthy” in the People’s Republic of China.
Tension in the air
During ABC’s reporting of China’s credit system, journalist Matthew Carney and his camera crew were monitored by six minders around the clock, in addition to having their movements further restricted by 8–10 armed body guards.
They were warned not to interact with the locals, particularly in Xinjiang, and at times had their footage checked and deleted.
There is tension in the air, notes Carney, and interviewing the locals about their thoughts on the credit system and highly encroaching surveillance was strictly off limits.
“What is clear is that there is quite a brutal, repressive crackdown going on here, and technology is at the center of it,” says Carney.
China’s omnipresent, advanced surveillance system caters perfectly to communist authorities, who are hell-bent on absolute control. With Xi Jinping becoming chairman for life, it won’t be long before China becomes a fully fledged dictatorship, both on and offline.
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