China in Focus (June 15): China Steps Up Mass Surveillance

Beijing is bracing for a potential second wave of virus outbreaks. The new cluster of cases at a wholesale market has spread to three other provinces. Top officials warn that the outbreak will widen.

TikTok permanently shut down a Chinese student’s account in less than 24 hours after he posted a video on the platform mocking the regime and its leader.

Chinese consulates in the United States are using a new strategy as tensions continue to rise between Washington and Beijing. While the move seems generous, many say there are conditions attached.

And the Chinese regime is stepping up its surveillance. Now it can track its citizens on public transit in real-time. That’s on top of tracking them at schools and in shopping malls.

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