In 2017, experts began to warn that controversial DNA collection campaigns resembling ones targeting ethnic minorities in sensitive regions like Xinjiang and Tibet could be expected nationwide as Beijing expanded its use of...
DNA data bank
by Samuel Wade | Dec 9, 2019
At The Financial Times on Friday, Yuan Yang and Madhumita Murgia offered an overview of facial recognition technology’s adoption in China, public reception, and widespread export: What do Uganda’s police force, a Mongolian...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 6, 2018
As new Chinese surveillance technology spreads across the country and beyond, Sixth Tone’s...
by Grace | Dec 28, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its national DNA database using controversial collection methods that...
by Josh Rudolph | May 16, 2017
The Associated Press’ Matthew Brown reports on indications that public security...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 27, 2004
From the Xinhuanet: “China is preparing its first DNA databank to help police track down criminals such as rapists and murderers, China Radio International reported on Saturday. The Beijing Morning Post reported Friday that the plan was revealed at an international seminar on the use of DNA as legal evidence. An expert said that in […]
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