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Book review: China's 'perfect police state' in Xinjiang

Beijing's totalitarian repression brings Orwell's '1984' to life

 In "The Perfect Police State," journalist Geoffrey Cain argues that China's extensive use of surveillance equipment and AI are cause for global concern. (Nikkei montage/Source photos Geoffrey Cain, AP) 

It is more than 70 years since the English writer George Orwell's novel "1984" shook the world with its dire warning about a "Big Brother" regime that suppresses personal freedom. Geoffrey Cain's book "The Perfect Police State" argues that this dystopian nightmare now exists in China's Xinjiang region.

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