Evidence of Dahua's Involvement In Xinjiang Surveillance

Author: 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

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Comments (3)

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