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China exports AI surveillance tech to over 60 countries: report

Huawei, Hikvision, Dahua and ZTE are among suppliers expanding Belt and Road

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a U.S. think tank, calls China a global driver of "authoritarian tech."   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Chinese companies have exported artificial intelligence surveillance technology to more than 60 countries including Iran, Myanmar, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and others with dismal human rights records, according to a report by a U.S. think tank.

With the technology involving facial recognition systems that the Communist Party uses to crack down on Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China's far western Xinjiang region, the report calls Beijing a global driver of "authoritarian tech."

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