Beijing [China]October 1 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping aims to take control of the Internet to curb dissent, which could potentially threaten the Chinese Communist Party regime.
Xi is moving toward “smart governance,” which translates into having an edge in social and political control. Smart governance is the domain of cyberspace administration work: the increased use of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and cloud computing, with the ultimate goal of making the transition of China’s cyberspace from technical administration to “AI administration”.
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However, Vinu Dharunesh J, a research associate writing at the Indo-Pacific Strategic Communications Center (IPCSC) said one of the world’s largest military conglomerates is taking control of cyber security to eliminate threats that don’t exist.
The China Electronic Technology Group (CETC), a state-owned military conglomerate that deployed military-style surveillance, using Hikvision digital technology and command of China-wide networks that includes a facial recognition system capable of automatically identify people, it is also done ethically. profiling them and tracking almost every being in sight of the cameras.
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This step taken by the CETC is to strengthen ‘national security’ as they say. However, it remains unclear to what extent the specific patented technologies have been used in practice; in this article, we will delve into how they would use technologies to control cyberspace, said Vinu Dharunesh J.
The priorities of the Chinese state are to take advantage of methods to monitor online activity and, “somewhat…” without being detected, of course, influencing and guiding public opinion. Because? This is to eliminate any kind of growing risk against the CCP regime. Controlling public opinion is essentially to eliminate direct political outbursts: anything that might cause the world to point fingers at China or Chinese citizens to protest.
According to a report by the Jamestown Foundation, the CETC openly states that its purpose is to “harness civilian electronics” to win over the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Concerns have been raised in the past against the CETC’s military links with its work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the past, the IPCSC reported.
The CETC is allegedly involved in human rights abuses that led to US sanctions on some of its research institutes and subsidiaries, including Hikvision Digital Technology.
The company is the largest manufacturer of surveillance equipment. Information gathered from various sources indicates that they are responsible for supporting massive human rights violations against ethnic and religious minorities in China.
In addition, the CCP regularly uses Hikvision cameras and monitoring services to spy on Uyghurs. Likewise, Internet-connected devices are manufactured by Tuya, a Chinese company backed by state-owned Tencent.
Tuya’s hardware, software and cloud services power more than 100 million “smart” devices, including consumer products, surveillance equipment, manufacturing and supply chain applications that are proliferating around the world, he said Vinu Dharunesh J.
Meanwhile, Beijing claimed it is the “new era” where they focus on military technologies, skills and training, and a shift towards “intelligence”. (ANI)
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