The CCP is collecting iris information about all Chinese, including children, and storing it in gigantic databases—why?
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.
Postal and courier services in China are scrutinized to ensure that no “sensitive” goods reach pro-democracy fighters, their staff punished for minor missteps.
Sending “sensitive” messages, even reposting or liking anything the government deems “harmful” to its regime, may put you under investigation.
With threats and abusing rights, the CCP makes its citizens give samples of their biometric data, often disguised as mandatory medical exams or other pretenses.
In the past few years, the coastal eastern province of Zhejiang has significantly increased the concentration of cameras to ensure that everyone is monitored 24/7.
Believers not only face the risk of arrest for gathering in unlicensed places of worship – even joining a religion-affiliated group online may lead to persecution.
After an online Christian bookstore owner was arrested, buyers were traced and investigated all over China as part of CCP’s drive against “illegal publications.”
In an attempt to accelerate the eradication of the largest Chinese Christian new religious movement, the CCP coaxes officials and believers to become spies.
December 10 was Human Rights Day. Bitter Winter celebrates it with four articles. The second is devoted to how high-tech surveillance is used to violate human rights.