Beijing 2022 is less about the Olympian values of excellence, friendship and respect, and more about the prowess of the Chinese Communist Party. Welcome to the most chillingly dystopian Olympics in history.
China moves into “Minority Report” territory with its latest surveillance project aimed at identifying citizen threats before they strike.
To some, the availability of big data in China signals a shift toward democracy. But technocrats within the government also see it as a way to create a more efficient form of authoritarianism. Aeon Magazine reports.
(June 28, 2011) China releases human rights activist Hu Jia from prison, subject to ‘supervision’.