By 2020, China will complete its nationwide facial recognition and surveillance network, with nearly complete surveillance of city dwellers, including smart-TVs and smartphones in their homes.
According to the Legal Daily the 13th Five-Year Plan calls for 100% monitoring and detection of facial recognition and complete unification of its existing databases across the country.
Authorities in southwestern Sichuan province reported in December that they are developing the installation of more than 40,000 surveillance cameras in more than 14,000 villages under the nationwide surveillance network "Sharp Eyes"
Bell New Vision Co., based in Guangdong nationwide "Sharp Eyes" platform that can connect public surveillance cameras and those that are installed in smart devices at home, to a nationwide network in which anyone who has access can see in real time 9002] "Sharp Eyes" comes from from a slogan of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, "the people have sharp eyes", which traditionally put their eyes on the eyes and ears of local neighborhood committees to watch what his people were up to.
Soon, police and other officials will be able to monitor people's activities in their own homes, wherever there is a camera with internet access.
A Chinese Internet user who wanted to remain anonymous also announced WeChat's social media platform, which publishes news that the government finds undesirable.
"The Internet and our smartphones have been under state surveillance for a long time," said the user. "A friend of mine is being monitored in Anhui, and he's been trying to buy an overseas plane ticket, but he could not leave the country."
"We may be restricted or pursued by them or asked to" drink tea "[with state security police] or be monitored at any time," he said.
"Overall, it feels like we're not free at all." [1
The Sharp Eyes system is implemented along with a "social credit" system Simple actions such as purchasing a train ticket with sufficient social credit allows.
People perceived by the authorities as "troublemakers", including those who have attempted to smoke public transport, have caused problems on commercial flights, or have disseminated "false information" online, are now prevented from using train tickets Buy announced earlier this month
Employers who do not pay or pay Social Security Those who have not paid fines will also be on the blacklist, which will come into force on May 1st.
Xi Jinping's government is introducing a social credit system that allows government agencies to share citizens' trust information with a social credit score.
In early 2017, the country's Supreme People's Court announced that 6.15 million Chinese citizens were excluded from flights for social misdeeds, Reuters reported.
Reported by Qiao Long for the Mandarin service of RFA. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.