Each word and movement by believers now tracked, as churches and temples are included in the nationwide massive surveillance project for rural areas.
As surveillance of online activity increases, China builds a professional cyber army to control how citizens think, and to spread propaganda globally. Authorities scan cell phones at will, and even the most benign comment – from years ago – can have lifelong consequences.
To make sure that their devious acts are not made public, authorities are chasing for whistleblowers who expose them. The arrested could face severe punishment.
China has installed facial recognition software in 6.7 million locations throughout Xinjiang, including mosques and private homes, supporting a brutal repression. The international answer has not been strong enough.
Crackdown on religion is now a key task for officials in towns and villages, higher-ups imposing personal responsibility on them for the success of persecutions.
Even a visit to a family member or a trip outside the region required to be registered with government officials. Those overstaying could be punished.
CCP has cast a wide net of snoops across the country to monitor all believers, regardless of their denomination. No one knows who could be watching them.
At the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom organized by the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, high-tech companies supplying components to Chinese surveillance systems are told that this is immoral—and should be illegal too.
A research by Dr. Christopher Balding on the telecommunication giant created by former military Mr. Ren Zhengfei documents the connections that Italian former Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi considers alarming.
For ordinary people, surveilled daily – even to enter one’s home – and treated as terrorists, life in the region turned into a depressing, prison-like existence.