This interrogation within a Chinese police station shockingly reveals the degree and extent of internet and social-media scrutiny operated by China’s government. This man was arrested within a short time of posting humorous comments about the police. His cell phone and local network are designed and run as an extension of the security services inside China, the tech corporations that facilitate such mass surveillance include Huawei.
Just 24 hours after the British government chose China’s state surveillance state and its default tech snooper, Huawei, a thirty percent role in providing 5G coverage the heat on Capitol Hill is increasing. Why, it’s being asked, would Britain ignore the justified security concerns and allow a company that services the Chinese regime to construct, install and run such a critical infrastructure?
The answer of course is all about trade deals with China and the allure of profits, yet there will be serious consequences in appeasing a totalitarian authority. One that relies upon Huawei to operate and expand its suffocating surveillance apparatus which is recording, monitoring and assessing virtually every aspect of public life in occupied Tibet and East Turkistan.