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Chinese leader Xi Jinping's potential coronation as president-for-life at the country's recent National People's Congress may have captured the world's headlines, but a sweeping governmental reorganization may have an equally profound effect over China's police in the coming years. As one pillar ... militarization
French police killed a gunman holed up in supermarket in southern France where he had taken hostages earlier on Friday, a source close to the investigation said. “The hostage-taker is dead, the source said, adding that he was killed during a raid on the supermarket. Two officers were wounded, the ... militarization

Group chats are a big focus of the Chinese government and group initiators can be held criminally liable for anything members say, indicating Beijing is more less concerned with dissent existing than it is spreading. All of China's online rules are incredibly vague, allowing police broad discretion and encouraging netizens to ... militarization
A full week went by and Zhang says she heard nothing -- prompting her to return to the police station to demand action on her case. Only then did the police call in the suspect. "After questioning him, an officer came out and told me, why don't you just have him buy you a necklace or something and drop this ... militarization
China may have 170 million CCTV cameras trained on its 1.3 billion citizens. But there were an estimated 30 million police surveillance cameras installed at US street corners and parks three years ago. Schwartz believes the number of such devices in urban hubs such as New York and small suburban ... militarization
Xu Qin, a key figure in the China Human Rights Observer group, is shown in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Weiquanwang. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have charged a prominent rights activist with subversion after detaining her last month on a lesser charge of "picking ... militarization

China is moving ahead with a plan to put its coast guard under the jurisdiction of its armed police force. China's state-run Xinhua news agency on Wednesday unveiled a plan for a major restructuring of the Communist Party and state organizations. According to the plan, the China Coast Guard will be ... military
As part of the latest restructuring of state organisations, announced on Wednesday, the China Coast Guard will come under the administration of the People's Armed Police (PAP), a paramilitary force that was itself recently put under the direct command of the Central Military Commission (CMC). military
Dung Truong was beaten when he went to the police station to seek the release of Nguyen Thuy Hanh, who was herself detained and questioned over her attendance at the ceremony in central Hanoi Wednesday to mark 30 years since a conflict with China over a disputed South China Sea reef killed 64 ... military
A prolific traffic offender who attacked his own car with a hammer after police in central China clamped it for a parking offence was given 10 days' detention, according to a local news report. A relative alerted the 54-year-old unnamed man on Wednesday that police had disabled the vehicle in Dazhi, Hubei ... military
Rongxian Mu writes: China is a one person one vote nation, and that one vote is by Xi Jinping as no one else's vote matters. And so Xi Jinping today voted for himself to become the new Dictator / Emperor for life of the Jinping Republic of China. Meanwhile a heavy police crackdown is underway across ... military
Many of China's most historically significant events — including the mass slaughter of Nanjing residents by the invading Japanese army in 1937 — must be treated with the utmost care. On Feb. 21, the Weibo account of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall criticized two men who had donned Japanese ... military
Police are checking various popular student hangouts in Beijing's university district to make sure they have no more than 10 foreigners inside at any one time, as the stability-obsessed authorities ramp up security for China's biggest annual political gathering. Security is usually tight in the capital during ... military
“It's the latest indicator of the prominence of biometric technology in China, with facial recognition systems being particularly widespread.” Police authorities in China appear to be expanding their use of biometric smartglasses. Chinese Police Expand Use of Biometric Smartglasses. News of the devices first ... military
China's police have been testing sunglasses with built-in facial recognition since at least last month to catch suspects and those traveling under false identities. Now China is expanding the facial recognition sunglasses program as police are beginning to use them in the outskirts of Beijing, according to ... military
One IHS Markit estimate puts the number of cameras in China at 176 million today, with a plan to have 450 million installed by 2020. Beyond the CCTV cameras there will be smartphones and the google glass like sunglasses. There will be billions of cameras. China Technology empowered Police State will ... military
If so, this might the first publicly-known arrest on the issue, though BBC did capture the moment another dissident, Hu Jia, was sent away on a "holiday" paid for by the police, as China's legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC) got underway earlier this week. But the government's attempt to clam down on ... military

In a statement posted last week, Hoja said her brother, Kaisar Keyum, was taken into police custody in October. She lost contact with her elderly and sick parents in February. “My father is paralyzed on one side and needs a constant care. My mother has recently had a surgery on her feet and is very weak,” ... military
A Chinese student who disappeared in London two weeks ago was found dead on Wednesday. Police discovered the body of Yan Sihong, a doctorate student at King's College London, at an address in Westminster. The death was not being treated as suspicious and police said her next of kin had been ... military
According to business news outlet Yicai, China's Public Information Network Security Supervision agency under the Ministry of Public Security, the country's police force, has been closely watching foreign cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as domestic platforms that have shifted overseas. The report said ... military
China's top prosecutor has released new guidelines targeting the misuse of psychiatric hospitals by police and hospital managers to incarcerate political dissidents, activists, and petitioners. The Supreme People's Procuratorate released a regulation on Monday detailing requirements for prosecutor's ... military
While this is the first time Chinese officials have used glasses to implement facial-recognition, the technology is widely used by police. China is also currently building a system that will recognise any of its 1.3 billion citizens in three seconds. These programmes have been condemned by human-rights ... military
The police force of Harbin, a city in northeastern China, is setting up a branch more than 4,700 kilometers away, in the southern beach resort city of Sanya, Beijing Youth Daily reported Thursday. A photo of a building with the sign proclaiming “Harbin Municipal Public Security Bureau's Police Station in ... military
Chinese police have begun using glasses equipped with facial recognition-enabled cameras to spot fugitives traveling through train stations. Though Chinese police have said the glasses will spot people using fake IDs or traveling to avoid a warrant, many are concerned about China using the tech to ... military
Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using them to scan train riders and plane passengers for individuals who may be trying to avoid law enforcement or are using fake IDs. So far, police have caught seven people connected to major criminal cases ... military
Police officers across China could soon be equipped with panoramic-view body cameras that come loaded with facial and gesture recognition technology, allowing them to identify wanted suspects in real-time. Body cameras have been in use for more than a decade, and today are commonly worn by ... military
Chinese police have contacted French Uighurs directly via phone or WeChat, a Chinese messaging app, or have paid visits to their family members in China, asking relatives to convey these demands, according to screenshots of WeChat conversations and a phone recording obtained by Foreign Policy. military
Ubiquitous surveillance cameras, hooked into facial recognition systems. WiFi sniffers that vacuum up information from smartphones and computers. Police officers who scrutinize travel, at home and abroad. Those are a few of the ways the Chinese government is using big data to suppress dissent and ... military
China Is Using Big Data to Repress its Muslim Uighur Population, a Rights Group Says .... Wang said she has found evidence that Chinese police are building similar big-data tracking capabilities in other parts of the country under a program called the “police cloud,” but do not deploy them to as such an ... military
China's top prosecutor has released new guidelines targeting the misuse of psychiatric hospitals by police and hospital managers to incarcerate political dissidents, activists, and petitioners. The Supreme People's Procuratorate released a regulation on Monday detailing requirements for prosecutor's ... military
Apple said it will only respond to valid legal requests in China, but China's domestic legal process is very different than that in the US, lacking anything quite like an American “warrant” reviewed by an independent court, Chinese legal experts said. Court approval isn't required under Chinese law and police ... military
Deputy Inspector General Mandip Shrestha has his chest puffed out as he gives a tour of Nepal Armed Police Force's freshly minted training academy. A swanky sprawl complete with a helipad, swimming pool, football ground, shooting range, soundproof meeting rooms, giant auditoriums and elegant red ... military
“Even very early in a criminal investigation, police have broad powers to collect evidence,” said Jeremy Daum, an attorney and research fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center in Beijing. “(They are) authorized by internal police procedures rather than independent court review, and the public ... military
Undated photo of Xu Qin, a key figure in the China Human Rights Observer group founded by detained veteran dissident Qin Yongmin who appears to ... Police in Gaoyou city, which is under the administration of Jiangsu's Yangzhou city, called Xu's son Guo Chen to inform him of his mother's detention, ... military
Danville police and firefighters talk near a taped off entrance to the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic Wednesday afternoon after ... “It was a suspicious package from China, but there was no threat associated with it,” said Sgt. Richard Garletts, public information officer for the Salem and ... military
Launching the appeal for help on Facebook shortly after midnight, police said they had local officers, TSG officers and Community Rescue Service carrying out searches in the town with the assistance of Air Support. Sean McCarry from Community Rescue Service said they had 50 volunteers involved in the ... military
A LITTLE over two years have passed since five booksellers from Hong Kong vanished into Chinese custody, accused of selling works critical of Communist Party leaders to readers on the mainland. Though four of them—staff and shareholders of Mighty Current Media—have since been allowed to leave ... military
With most of China getting into the swing of the Lunar New Year holiday, two crime suspects in the southern city of Guangzhou could have been forgiven for thinking the local police force was taking a break too. Unfortunately for them, the city's network of surveillance cameras equipped with facial ... military
Chinese police officers are among the select people in China allowed to wield firearms (alongside sports shooters and specified minority group hunters). And, now that rap music has been effectively banned from all media just a few weeks ago, Chinese public security forces have once again managed to ... military
Fixed facial recognition cameras have been in use to fight public toilet paper theft and to catch beer festival-going criminals in China, and now the technology is being mounted onto wearable glasses to eliminate any blind spots for crimes. Since the beginning of China's Lunar New Year travel season, ... military
Mr Qiliho said Fiji treasured and continued to value the relationship with China. He said the Fiji Police Force had not only benefitted greatly from the cooperation but they continued to work closely with the Ministry of Public Security in areas of police cooperation. An issue discussed was the specialised ... military
Chinese police have begun using glasses equipped with facial recognition-enabled cameras to spot fugitives traveling through train stations. Though Chinese police have said the glasses will spot people using fake IDs or traveling to avoid a warrant, many are concerned about China using the tech to ... military
Police in China are now sporting glasses equipped with facial recognition devices and they're using them to scan train riders and plane passengers for individuals who may be trying to avoid law enforcement or are using fake IDs. So far, police have caught seven people connected to major criminal cases ... military
A suspected murderer on the run for 16 years in China has been arrested by police after avoiding capture by posing as a monk, local news reports said. Li Tianyou, 41, was detained by police in late December on suspicion of killing a suitor of his girlfriend in 2002 in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's ... military
Authorities say the AI glasses have so far been instrumental in identifying seven fugitives related to hit-and-run and human trafficking cases in addition to 26 suspected identity thieves, the South China Morning Post reported. Police say the glasses will be used to screen fugitives and illegal travelers using ... military
Chinese police using facial recognition glasses to identify suspects ... Pictures of the operation, which were published online by the web version of China's People's Daily newspaper, show a female police officer wearing dark black sunglasses which have a small camera attached on the right-hand lens. military
Chinese police are using a Google Glass-like wearable computer to spot criminals, with the notoriously intrusive authorities outfitting security teams with facial recognition tech. The headsets are being deployed among railway police in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan province. Each has a ... military
The next time a police officer in black-tinted glasses gawks at you, they may be pulling up your personal information. Railway police in Zhengzhou, the capital of central China's Henan province, are the first in the country to start using facial recognition eyewear to screen passengers, the online arm of Party ... military
Police officers across China could soon be equipped with panoramic-view body cameras that come loaded with facial and gesture recognition technology, allowing them to identify wanted suspects in real-time. Body cameras have been in use for more than a decade, and today are commonly worn by ... military
Seventeen Vietnamese women sold as brides to men in China have been rescued in a series of raids on a cross-border human-trafficking network, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported on Sunday. In all, 60 people, including traffickers and buyers, were arrested in the raids in eight Chinese provinces ... military


 

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