Chinese Government Attacks Western Reports

By: John Honovich, Published on Jan 03, 2018

The Chinese government is angry at the BBC and WSJ's reporting on Chinese video surveillance (see BBC Features Dahua and WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State).

Much like Hikvision's attacks on IPVM for our reporting, Hikvision's superior, the Chinese government, has declared the BBC and WSJ's reporting to be wrong, bigoted and fake.

In this note, we examine the Chinese government's response, analyze their accusations and look at how the growing investigation of Chinese video surveillance may impact the global market.

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Background *** *** *** *******

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Specific ******* ********** *******

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  • "********-****** ****** ** *** West"

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One ***** ** ****** - ********** *************

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******* **** *****, * BBC *************felt ** ******* *** ************* ** *** ****** ******* in a test in Guiyang, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. [emphasis added]

**** ** ************ ********* to *** ***'* '****' of *****'* ****** *********** system ***** *** ******** was '******' ** **** '7 *******:

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Analysis ** ******* ********** ******* ******

****** **** *******, *** main ************ ** **** the ******* **********'* ***** surveillance ******* *** **** like ******* ***** ************ systems.

*******, ***** *** * fundamental *********** - ***** of ********* *** ***** constraints.

***** ** *********

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*** ***** ** ****** performance - ****** ************ has ************ ****** ****** over ***** ***** *** camera ******. ** *** past ****, *****, ** particular, *** ***** **** learning ** * ******** to ****** ************ ******** and *** ******* *** harder **** ** *** West ** ******* *****-***** facial ************.

***** ***********

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****** ** *****, ************************* *** '******* ********'*** ********* ********** *******, a **** ****** ************ system ** *** **** is ****** ** **** significant ********, ********** ** how ** ** ****, when ** ** **** and **** ******** ******. And ******** **** ******. It ** **********. ****** millions ** ****** *** with ************ ****** ** different ****** *** ******* lighting **********, ****** **** look *****. ******** ******* false ******* ***** ** facial ************ ***** ****** significant *********** *** ********.

*******, ************* **** ********** *** ***** ****** to *** *********** ** defend ***** ****** *** liberties. ** ********, **** organizations *** ******** *** effectively ********** ** *****. Moreover, ******** *** ***** afforded ********** ******* ****** in *** **** ** protection **** ******** **********, which ***** ********** *** mass ****** *********** ***********. The **** ****** ** such ******** ***** *********** render ***** ****** *********** of ****** *********** ******* illegal ******** **** ********* from ********* *** ** their ******** ** **** manner.

*****,******, ************** *** ********* ********* in ******** ****** ************ of ***** **** *********** algorithms ** ******** **** by ******** *********. ***** lawsuits **** *** ********* for ******** ** **** systems ** *** ****, and **** ********** *** smaller ********** ** ***** technologies *** **** ** avoid ******* *********** *** potential *** ***** ******.

*******, *** ***** ***** made ** **** ******* media ******* *** ********* the ******** **** ****** the ******** **********.

**** ** * *********** rejoinder, *********** ******'* ******** ********** ******** in *** ****** ** millions, ** ******** ******** to *** *** *** WSJ's *******.

Impact ** ***** ************ ********

**** ****** ******* *** controversies *** ******** ** be **** *** *** Chinese ***** ************ ************* nor *** *** ******** at *****. *** ***** and ********* ************ ***** connected ** **** ******* that **** **** ** unethical ** *** **** does *** **** ***** branding '********'. ********, ** the ****** *** ****** views ***** ************, **** these ******* *******, ** being **** '*******' **** rather **** *** ***** protection ***** ***** **** barriers *** ******** **** expansion ** ****** ***** surveillance *******.

'Skynet' ******

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** ** *********** **** the **** "******" ** chosen. ** ** *** name ** ** **** organisation **** ********* ***** [sic] ** *** ** the ********** *****.

***, *** ** *** hope **** *** ****** was ****** '***********' *** not*********.

Comments (25)

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*** **** *** ******* ********** **** ** **** ***** ****? Is ** ******* ****'** ********, ******* *** *****, ** **** companies *** *** *** ** ******* *** ** *********** *** and *** ***** ******'* ********?

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*** ***’* ***** ********** ******* ** “******** ********.” ** *** can ** *** **** (***** *** ** ******) ***** ** intimidating? ********** ** ******* *** ***** **** * ***** ***** such ******* *** ***********?

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********* ****** ******. ******* ****'* *** ******* ***'* ***** *******.

********* ****** ******. ******* ****'* *** ******* ***'* ***** *******.

*** **** **** **** **** ****** ** **** ***** ;)

******, ****'* *** ** ****** ** ***** ** **** *** people ** **** ****. ****'* *** **'** ***** **** **** Hik *** *****.

**** ****** ********* *** *** ***** ********* ** ***** ** related ** ******* **********

** *******, **** **** ******* ********* ******* ** *** ******* government ****************'* *********** *********** ** *** ******* **********. ** ** *** ******* ***** ** *** **** ****** because **** *** ***.

****** *** *** ********. ******** ****, ****** *****.

* **** ****** ******* ***** ********** ******** **** ** ***** will **** ********* ****** **** ******** *******...

**** **** ********* **** **? ****** ****** ** *** *** other ***** ******* ***** *** ***, *** **** **** ******** about **, ** *** *** ******** ** ******* ***'** *** buying ******* *****, ***'** ******* ******* ** ****.

****** *** *** ******** ** *** ***** ****** ** ***. It's * **** ***** *** **** ****** ******* - ************** ** ***** *** ***. ***'* ******* *** ********** **** the *** ****. ** **** ******** ** ***** *** ******** your *******, **** **** ** **** ******** *** ******* - that's **** ***.

**********'* *** ******** **** **** ** ************ **** *** *** project *** ***** ******* - ****** **** ************* ******* *******, fitness *** *******, ********** ******** *** ***** *** ***** ** technical *********.

** *** ***** ** **** ** *** *** * ******** on ***** - *** **** **** **** ** *****. ** the *****/*** ********* ***** ** ******* ** ****.

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***********, *'* **** ******** ** * ****** ***** * **** chosen * ****** ***/*** *** ********* ******* (******* **** ********* BTW) - **** ****** **'** * *** *******, ******* * believe **** ** *** **** ********. *** *** ******** *** there ****** ** ******** *** ************ ** *** **.

** **, **'* *** ***** ********* ***** ******** ** *** - **'* ***** ****** ****** * **** ****** *** **********'* doing ***** ***.

******* **** ****** **** **** ************* **** ***** ******* **** True ********* (******* **********), ******** ***** (********), *** ******* ** quality *** **** ** **********. ****** ***** **** ** "*********" as ******* ***** ** ***** **** (**** **), ****'** **** unaware ** *** **** *******. **** *** ***** ***, ***** is *** ****** * ***** **** ****** **** ****** ********.

** **** *** *** ***** ******** *****'* ** * ***** reckoning. ****** *********, ****** ********* ** ******* ******* **** *** being ********* ** *** ******** *** **** *** *******, **** in ********* **********? **'* **** * ***** ****** ******* (** Twighlight **** *** *** *******). *** *** **'* ******** ****.

*** **** **** *** ******* ********** ** ********** ********** **** criticizes ***** **** ******** ****** ** * **** *** ****.

*** ****** ***** ******* ****** ********* *** *** ****** *** one ****** **** ******* ** *** ******* **** *** *** rest ** *** ******** *** ** *** ******. ********* ****** the ****** ***** *** ******. **** ********* **** ****** ** many ***** ******* ********* **** **** **** **** *** **** goods. *** **** ** ***** ** ** ** ********* **** lower **** ******** *** *** *** ********** ********** ******** ************* and *********** ** ******** **** ******** **** *** **********.

**** **** ****** ** **** ******** *** **** ** **** others ** *** **** *** ** **** *** **** **** on ***** *** ***** ***** ** **** **** ****** *** in **** **** ** ******** ******* ******* *** ******** ** lower **** ***** **: ********* ** *** *** ** *** cameras **** ******* *** ******.

*** ** *** *** **** **** ** *** ******* *** they *** * ***** **** ** **. ** ** ******** need ** ******* ******** ********* *** ******** ********** ******* ** can *** ******* ** * ****** **** **% ** *** economy ** ***** ** ******** ********.

****'* * **** ******* *** ** *** *** ****** **** looking ** ***** ******* *** ******** - ******** *** ********* (US, ** ** ********), ** *** *****.

*** ******* ************* **** ******* ***** ****** ******* *** - this ** *** * *** *******. ******** ** ********* ********** claims *** ************ ************* **** ******** **** *** ***** ** life **** *** **** **** ****** **** ** *********** ** produce ***** ** ****** **** *** **** ***. *** ****** are ***** ******* **** ******** ****** *** *** ***** ***** on ** ********* *** ******* ** *** *** *****. ***, sometimes **** **** ** **** - *** ***** ***** *** vitriol ** *********** *** ***** ** ****, **** *** *********.

** *** ***, *** * ******* *****, *** **** ** vote **** **** ****. ** *** **** * ******** ******* then *** ** *** *** ** - **'* ** ****** as ****.

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