Chinese province targets journalists and students in planned surveillance system

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Tender document details plans for system that can compile files using 3,000 facial recognition cameras

Security officials in one of China’s largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other “suspicious people“, documents reviewed by Reuters showed.

A 29 July tender document published on the Henan provincial government’s procurement website details plans for a system that can compile individual files on such persons of interest coming to Henan using 3,000 facial recognition cameras that connect to various national and regional databases.

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