Examining China’s fake news; China ramps up virus control to new heights | China in Focus

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Examining China’s fake news; China ramps up virus control to new heights | China in Focus​



High-tech devices, used for monitoring citizens. Beijing is reportedly installing a new kind of gear on residents’ homes. Its job? Alerting authorities whenever a quarantined person tries to leave their home. In parts of China, locals are running low on food amid another lockdown. Some are quarantined in hotels, and must pay for everything out of pocket. Increasing soldier benefits, adjusting national defense laws… a series of military-related moves by China is raising concerns. Some say the Communist regime is shifting towards wartime policy. And in this week’s special report, we look at state-run news outlets in China who are getting creative with their reports. Their seemingly picture-perfect news coverage may actually be carefully pre-arranged—revealed by a handful of accidents caught on tape.
 

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Is anyone surprised that China "creates" news in a very effective way? If they are, they haven't been paying attention.

BTW China has the most sophisticated face recognition software anywhere in the world. They can find you in any crowded city within minutes if they're looking for you. It's absolutely amazing and terrifying all at once!!
 
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US retailers drop Chinese security cameras; China clamps down on virus outbreaks | China in Focus​



Virus cases are on the rise in China. Shanghai Disneyland reportedly tested all of its more than 30,000 visitors Sunday night, after a person carrying the virus visited the park. And they weren’t allowed to leave until the results came back negative. In one Beijing district, locals are lining up en masse for virus testing. It’s the same area home to the official residence and workplace of the Communist Party’s leader. Every traffic light in one county is locked on red, while every person in one city is labeled risky. Those are just some of the extreme control measures communist China has adopted to combat the pandemic. Action by China shows apparent disinterest in tackling climate issues. The absence of its state head at the climate-focused G20 summit proved a disappointment—including for U.S. President Joe Biden. U.S. retail giants are set to remove some Chinese security cameras. The devices have been linked to human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
 

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China fights big Delta outbreak; US firms aid China’s microchip ambitions | China in Focus​



China is fighting the biggest Delta variant outbreak so far. But drastic measures to prevent further outbreaks are sparking complaints. Beijing launches a new stock exchange. Experts say it could present a new way for the Chinese regime to strengthen its financial control and avoid foreign market rules. As the United States and China compete for microchip leadership, some American firms are boosting Beijing’s chip ambitions. A Chinese dissident shares his life-threatening story of how he managed to skirt death threats from China. Will Australia step up to defend Taiwan, in the case of a Chinese invasion? One of the nation’s top leaders says “yes,” as long as the United States does, too.
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China denies activist’s mom’s plea to see son; China: outrage after health workers kill dog​




Anger flares after brutal action by Chinese pandemic prevention workers. Their killing of a pet dog was caught on tape. The United States and China engaged in top-level dialog, but without a major breakthrough. President Joe Biden and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping formally met for the first time since Biden took office. But after the meeting, Beijing again sent military aircraft flying over Taiwan, in an apparent threat to the self-ruled island. An elderly mother seeks to visit her only son, imprisoned in China. But she’s faced multiple rejections by authorities, all because of her son’s human rights activism. And, reports say Beijing is again lobbying U.S. business communities—this time, to influence legislation that would boost U.S. competitiveness.
 

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Chris Balding: Should We Really Trust Chinese Data? | CLIP | American Thought Leaders​



Chris Balding describes the two types of data that exist in China: the publicly released fake data, and the real data which is sold on the black market. He says that falsification of data does not just come downward from the top of the CCP ranks, but that information censorship also occurs upward, with lower ranking officials not wanting to admit to failing to meet the CCP's targets.