To curb any possibility of democratic sentiment dispersing in the country, the government imposes strict measures on visitors to and from the two regions.
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.
Residents are deprived of privacy and freedom, as the state watches their every move using big data, facial recognition, and invasive surveillance.
Forced collection of biometric data intensifies all over China, aimed at even broader surveillance of residents. Ethnic minorities and believers are prime targets.
The CCP intensifies crackdowns on overseas religious groups in China; believers not allowed to have contacts with foreigners or even watch TV programs from abroad.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party rule, China’s capital prepared a “gift” for believers by closing down their places of worship.
Over 100 Church of Almighty God members were arrested during a nationwide crackdown before the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
Grid administrators are given increasing responsibilities to monitor and report on the daily lives of each resident. Believers and dissidents are primary targets.
With facial recognition and other high-tech equipment monitoring their every move, ordinary people are starting to feel that they live in a prisonlike reality.
The CCP requires medical staff to register the evidence of patients’ religious belief in databases that the state uses to control every aspect of people’s lives.