Posts Tagged ‘CCP Technocratic Dystopia’
Hong Kong COVID-19 Contact Tracing App ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ Had Hidden Facial Recognition Technology Similar To Mainland China’s “Social Credit System”.
The Hong Kong government has acknowledged that their contact tracing smartphone app LeaveHomeSafe includes a facial recognition feature. The authorities, on the other hand, maintained that they were unaware of the function and had never utilized it. Since the implementation of LeaveHomeSafe, Hong Kong citizens have expressed worry. Many individuals are concerned that it will be used by the government to impose greater social controls or infringe on people’s privacy. To alleviate public worries, Wong Ho-wa, a Hong Kong data scientist and pro-democracy activist, believes the government should make the app’s source code available to the public. The contact tracing app pushed by Hong Kong’s government resembled mainland China’s “social credit system,” which uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to conduct mass surveillance and assign points based on citizens’ behavior, according to Antony Leung, a senior media professional in Hong…Read More
China Seeks To Enhance Their Robotic Manufacturing Capabilities; Putting A Target On The Back Of Taiwan.
For nearly a decade, China has been the world’s biggest producer and customer of industrial robots. According to experts, because foreign corporations own the necessary technologies, they have “no pricing power” in the market. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China has been the world’s largest user of industrial robots for the past eight years. In 2020, the country’s robotics industry earned $15.7 billion in sales, and its industrial robot density was 246 units per 10,000 workers, about double the global average. However, because foreign robotics businesses control the majority of the high-end market share, China mostly manufactures lower-end items in the field. Fanuc and Yaskawa of Japan, ABB of Switzerland, and KUKA of Germany are the four leading industrial robotics brands in China. In 2016, KUKA was purchased by a Chinese company during a financial crisis.…Read More
Biden Admin Halts Anti-CCP Espionage Initiative Because It’s “Racist”.
The recent decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw the “China Initiative,” a Trump-era effort to disrupt Chinese Communist Party (CCP) economic espionage, is “another show of weakness” by the Biden administration, according to a US lawmaker. “The CCP has stolen trillions of dollars in American intellectual property, destroyed millions of American jobs, and transformed American students and researchers into Chinese spies,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in a statement released on Feb. 23. “Yet today, the Biden administration stated that the project entrusted with combating China’s extraordinary internal sabotage and aggression will be canceled because it is racist.” He also described the program’s termination as “another example of weakness from a government more concerned with being politically acceptable than safeguarding Americans.” Following a review of its policies prompted by charges of racial discrimination and mishandled cases, the…Read More
Xi Jinping Orders “International Fight” By Subverting the Rule of Law.
In order to defend and advance Beijing’s hegemonic aspirations, Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed Communist Party members to influence international legislation and promote China’s socialist rule of law. “[We must] launch an international fight by using judicial methods,” Xi said in a speech that he delivered to Party cadres during the Politburo’s recent study session “on building a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics,” according to a Feb. 15 report by Qiushi, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) official bi-monthly theoretical journal. The major purpose of altering domestic and foreign-related legislation, according to Xi, is to demonstrate China’s rule of law system to the rest of the world and to increase China’s influence in the rules-based international order. Since the Party’s 18th Congress in November 2012, when Xi took office, the administration has attempted to use legal means to achieve its…Read More
DOD Is Far Too Slow To Innovate Emerging Technologies Due To The Bureaucratic Nature of Congress.
According to the former top software officer of the Air Force, bureaucracy and waste are stifling U.S. military progress and negatively impacting the country’s military readiness. As a result, the US is less prepared for a possible battle with China. In a recent interview, Nicolas Chaillan, who left in September, warned, “Any bureaucracy that slows down outcomes for the sake of bureaucracy will assure we fall behind China.” He told The Epoch Times, “China doesn’t let complacency or bureaucracy get in the way of its military.” He made the remarks amid rising tensions between the US and China’s Communist Party (CCP) over Taiwan’s de facto independence, widespread intellectual property theft, and human rights violations in Xinjiang and elsewhere. As the rivalry becomes more hostile, the CCP has shifted its focus to technological advancements in areas that its leadership views as…Read More
Hundreds of Drones Flying Overhead to Monitor Citizen Movement Amid COVID Lockdown in China.
Beginning on February 1, a northern Chinese county imposed a stay-at-home quarantine on its inhabitants during the Chinese New Year holidays, sending hundreds of drones to monitor movement in the area. However, one local said that the Chinese government’s draconian tactics are intended to maintain control rather than combat the outbreak. On Jan. 31, the Gucheng County Health Commission in Hebei Province reported four infections, with one more the next day. Residents were subjected to four large-scale testing for the CCP virus, also known as COVID-19, over the course of five days, according to reports. The results of confirmed instances, on the other hand, were not made public. Due to a lack of transparency in China’s pandemic reporting, the true situation, including the number of new cases, has yet to be validated. Due to the lack of transparency in China’s…Read More