“China Undercover” Exposes Mass Imprisonment and Surveillance of Muslims (PBS Frontline)

By B.N. Frank

Last year U.S. Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding warned about how 5G technology was being used in China.  From The New Yorker:

In China, which has installed three hundred and fifty thousand 5G relays—about ten times more than the United States—enhanced geolocation, coupled with an expansive network of surveillance cameras, each equipped with facial-recognition technology, has enabled authorities to track and subordinate the country’s eleven million Uighur Muslims. According to the Times, “the practice makes China a pioneer in applying next-generation technology to watch its people, potentially ushering in a new era of automated racism.

He warned that 5G could be used this way anywhere.  “China Undercover” filmmakers seem to agree.  Thanks to PBS and Frontline for this documentary.

The Chinese government has detained an estimated two million Chinese Muslims in camps, which it describes as “vocational education and training” centers, over the last three years. Experts have described it as the largest mass incarceration of an ethnic group since the Holocaust.

FRONTLINE’s latest documentary, China Undercover, features firsthand accounts from people who were held in the camps, and investigates the Communist government’s use of surveillance technology and artificial intelligence to monitor and track Uyghurs and other Muslims outside the camps in the Xinjiang region.

Producers Robin Barnwell and Gesbeen Mohammad describe what’s unfolding in Xinjiang as a new model of governance — “digital authoritarianism” — that is now being exported from China to other countries.

“We are basically seeing, through Xinjiang, a new form of governance being developed to control humans through technology,” Robin told FRONTLINE.

“I think people need to realize that this is not just a local story in Xinjiang, it’s a story that has global implications,” he added. “This is going have serious implications for human rights and democracy around the world.”

Two formerly imprisoned Chinese Muslims were also interviewed by filmmakers.  Read here how the U.S. has responded to allegations of China’s human rights abuses.

Despite increasing opposition (see 1, 2, 3), warnings about biological and environmental risks and more (see 1, 2, 3, 4), there are still relentless proponents of using 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) surveillance technology on citizens in the U.S. and worldwide.

Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other sources of unsafe technology.  For more information visit our archives and the following websites.

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