Evidence of Dahua's Involvement In Xinjiang Surveillance

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Nov 28, 2018

IPVM adds new details about Dahua’s activities in Xinjiang, a Chinese region where mass surveillance used to facilitate grave human rights violations has exposed the company to US sanctions considerations.

Dahua has won nearly $1 billion across five large-scale government surveillance projects in Xinjiang that have been publicly found:

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IPVM has identified new evidence that these projects include aspects identified as particularly worrisome by human rights groups, such as:

  • Dahua’s construction of police stations
  • Dahua’s installation of “WiFi sniffers”, an invasive surveillance technology

IPVM has also found more general evidence of Dahua’s extensive Xinjiang activities, including:

  • Dahua’s construction of a large R&D and manufacturing hub
  • Dahua founder’s multiple trips to Xinjiang

**** **** *** ******* about *****’* ********** ** Xinjiang, * ******* ****** where **** ************ **** to ********** ***** ***** rights ********** ************* ******* ** ** sanctions **************.

***** ****** ****** $* ************* **** *****-***** ********** surveillance ******** ** ******** that **** **** ******** found:

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**** *** ********** *** evidence **** ***** ******** include ******* ********** ** particularly ********* ** ***** rights ******, **** **:

  • *****’* ************ ** ****** stations
  • *****’* ************ ** “**** sniffers”, ** ******** ************ technology

**** *** **** ***** more ******* ******** ** Dahua’s ********* ******** **********, including:

  • *****’* ************ ** * large *&* *** ************* hub
  • ***** *******’* ******** ***** to ********

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Xinjiang **********

*** ******* ********** ******* ***** ******* ********* ** ** one ******* *********, ****** Muslim ******* ** *** Uyghur ****** ********, ** “re-education *****” ** ******** as **** ** * heavy-handed ********* ******* ********* and **********.

***** *** **** **** criticized *** ********************* ****** ** ***** surveillance** *** ******, * move ******** ** ******* state ***** ****** ** ********* ** ******* *********”.

Police ******** *********** ** *****

***** ** ******** *** contracted ** ******* **** of ********’* ********** ****** stations. ************ ** ********* of *** ****** ******** has **** * ********* move ** *** ******** official **** *******,******* *******, ***** *** ** found ** “****** ***** corner” ** ***** ******. Retuers *****:

*******, ********* ****** *** rights ******, *** *** real ******* ** *** convenience ****** ********** ** *** ** the **********.

***** *************** ***** **** "convenience ****** ********" (便民 / **à**í*), ****** ***** ubiquitous ******** *** *** the '***********' ** *** government, *** *** ********** Uyghurs ** ********.

*****'* *************** *** ******* $*** million ************ ******* ** Xinjiang’s ******* ****** ******** they ****** ** ***** and ******* **** ******** surveillance ******* *** * decade ****** ************ ** fully ** ******** ***********:

*** ******* *********** ****** is ** ***** (********* the ************ ****** ** 1 **** *** *** operation ****** ** * years).*** ************ ******** ****** include *** ****** ***** network ******* ******** ** Yarkant ******,the *********** ****** ******* ******* ** ******* ******, i************* ************ ** ***** areas ** ******* ******, the ************ ** ************* rural ********* ************** ** Yarkant ******, *** ***** construction********.

******* **** *******’* **** price ***, ******* ******’* total ********** ************* **** ****** ***,*** people (******* ** **** to ******, *****, *** or ******, *******). **** disproportionate ************ ******** *** be *** ** *******’* history ** ****** ****** ** ******** **** ****** ** riots ***** ** ****.

*** ** * ******* government**** *********, ********* ** ***** ********** *** ******* ******* had **** *********** ******, although ** *** “******* halfway *****”.

** ********’* ***** ******, Dahua*** * ********* ************ project** **** ***** $** million **** ***** **** Leon **********. *** *******’************ *** ************* *** ***** ****** stations, **** *******, *** police ***********.

**** ********** *** **** “a *** ** ***************” of “*********** ****** ********” in ********, ********* *********** ************ ****** ********** ******* Ding.**** ********* **** **********’* Xinjiang ********** ** “****** *********” *** ****** ****** recognition * “*** ****” in ******* ********** ************.

*** ***** ****** ****** specifies **** **** ***** and **** ********** ***** the ******* *** *** year *** **** ******** operate ** *** * years ****** ************ ** to ******** ***********.

Dahua ******* ******** **** “********” **********

*****’* ***** ******* **** Leon ********** ** ***** County **** ******** ********** singled *** ** ************ troubling ** ***** ****** activists.

**********’* ***********“* ****** **** ******* the ******** ** ******** MAC [***** ****** *******] addresses *** * ****** [movable] ********”, *.*. ****** WiFi “********.”

***** ****** ***** *** said ************ ************** **** ******** “***** ******* *** ****** identifying ********* ** *********, smartphones, *** ***** ********* devices”** **** ** ** extensive ****** ** ******* called ************* ***** ********** ******** or ******** ****** ******* *** flags **** *** *********.

(*** ****, ************** ** ******* *****,*** ************ ** *********** *** *********).

**** ******** ***** ***** Xinjiang *********** ** ******** link * ******’* ********* to ***** ********** ** surveillance *******, ******** **** to ****** ***** ****** who ****** ****** *********** or ***** *********.

** *** ****, ***** privacy ********, **** ********** is ****** **** ********, with *** **** ******* IPVM ******* ******** ****, ***** ********************** **** **** ** software** **** ** * collaboration **** ******** *******. Locality ******* ******** * request *** ******* ** their ********** ***** **** show.

Dahua ****** ******** ******** *** ** ****** “*********”

***** ** ******** * large-scale ************* *** *&* center ** ******** **** local ******* ***** **** will ***** *** ******** to ****** “*********” ** the ****** *** *********.

** ****, ********’* ******* City *********************** ***** *** ******** an ********** **** ** the ************* “***** ******** ******* and ********** *********** ******** Park.”***** ******* ***************** *** ********** **** is “*****” *** ******** “six ***** *******”: ** R&D ******, * ************* center, * ********* ******, a ********** ******, *** a ********** ******.

***** ******* **** “******* and **** *** ****** for ******* ******** ************ that *** ******** *** ensuring ********* ** ********,” local ***** ********, ******** the **** ***** “***** out ********** ******** *** development” *** **** *** Xinjiang *** **** ******* Asia.

*** ****’* ************* “**** means * *** *** our ****** ** ***** of ********* *** ***-***** goals ** ******** * modern ******** ******, ********* the ************* ********** ** security *******, *** ********* the ******’* ***** ** feeling **** *** *****”, local ***** ********.

*****’* ******* *** ********, Fu ******, *********** ************ ************** ******** *** the ******. ******** ***** officials**** **** ** **********, ********* *** ******** of ******* **********. ***** is***** ******* ** ****** in ***** ** * sign *********** *** *******:

******** ********* *** ***** and **** *** **************** ******* ************* ****** ******** ** R&D ****** ** ********. The ***** ******, *******, has **** ********** ** the ******* ***** **** far.

Dahua ******* ****** ******** ** ***** ***** *****

**** *** ********** ***** separate ****** ** ******** by ***** ******* ** Liquan.

*** ** ***** *********** were ** *** ******** Regional ********* **********, * business ********** ********* ** Dahua ** ****************** ** “******* *** partners **** ******* ****** security, ******, **************, *******, justice, ********* *** ***** sectors ** ********”:

  • ****** ******* **********, ** ********** * ************ ****“**** *** ****** ******* of *** ******* ** Xinjiang, ***** *** ****** one ** *** **** important ******** ******** *** solutions ********* ** *** Xinjiang ******.”
  • ****** ******* **********, ** **** **** a ****** ***** ** noted **** ***** **** “more **** *** ***** and ******* ********* ** Xinjiang”. ***** ** ** to *** ***** **** that **********.
  • ** ***** **********, ** Liquan*********** ************ ** *****’* new ********** *** ** Xinjiang’s ******* **** ** August ****.

Hikvision **********

**** **** ** * follow-up ** ********* ************ ** *********,** ***** **** ***** that ********* *** ************ contracts *** ** ***** two ** *** “**-*********” camps ***** **** ** mass ********** *** ** helping *********** ***** *** IJOP, ********’* *** ****-***************** ************ ***** ***** ****** *****.

**** *** *** **** evidence ** ***** ******** supplying ** ********’* ******* of **-********* ***** ** the ****.

2018 ** ******** *********

******* *** ******** ******** disclosed ** ****, ** found ** ****** **** mentions *** ***** ***** surveillance ******** ** ******** for ****** ***** ** Hikvision. **** ** **** likely *** ** **** reductions ** ***** ******** publicity ***** ************* ********* ramped ** ** *** past ****.

** *** **** ****, the******* **********’* ***************** ** ****-********“******* ****** ************”, * model ****** ******* ** Xinjiang, ***** ** * factor. ** *** ********* side, ***** *** ***'* December **** ******* "****** **** ** ********: How *****’* ************ ***** Overwhelms ***** ****", *** ******** ********* has ***** ************, ****** it ********* *** *** government *** *** ******* surveillance *************, **** ** Hikvision *** *****, ** promote ******* **** ***** projects *****.

***** *** ******* ***** the **** ** ******** IPVM’s ********* *** *******, * move *** ******** ****** said *** **** **** due ** ****’* ******** reporting ** *** ******.

Dahua ********* ******** *********

******* *** ********* *********** in ******** *** *** negative ***** *********** *** region, *****, **** *********, has ***** ******** ********* the *********** ** *** complicity ** ***** ****** abuses *****.

***** ***, *******,********* ** ******* ******* investors**** *** ********-******* ********* proposed ** ** ********* would **** *** ****** line, ****** *** *********’ actual ********** *** *** from *******.

*** ** ********** *** not ********* [** ****] yet.***** ** * ****** commercial ****** **** ********** in **** **** *** countries *** ******* ****** the *****. ** ******** abides ** ***** **** and ***********.

Comments (3)

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** ******** *****'* ******* ************* ***** ******* * ******* ** their *** ******** ** *** ** ***** ******* **** ** Iraq *** *****. *****... **** ***** ********* ***** ***************...

******* *********** **********. * ****** ******* *** *** ** ***** China ** **** *** ******* ** *** ****** ******. ***** in ********** ***** ** **** * **** ********* ************* *** culture **** ** *** **. ********* ** ***** ***** ** throwing ***** ** *** *******.

* ***** *****. ***'* ***** **** *** **** **** ****** can ********* *** *** **** **** ** *** *** ****.

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