Infinova Deletes Xinjiang References, Hiding Evidence

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Jan 07, 2019

Infinova has deleted all posts about Xinjiang on its website due to IPVM’s investigation of its business ties there and successfully directed industry publication Asmag to delete an interview with them on the topic.

IPVM’s investigation, which used these posts as evidence, confirmed substantial Infinova involvement in the Western Chinese region amid widespread concern that Xinjiang’s ‘surveillance state’ is being used to facilitate severe human rights abuses.

In this article, we examine what Infinova’s website originally contained, how Infinova got Asmag to delete its own article, and what this means for reporting on Xinjiang overall.

Infinova ******** ********

**** ** *** ******** used ** **** **** from ***** ***** **** Infinova’s *** ******* ******* [link ** ****** *********]:

  • * ******** **** **** [link ** ****** *********] stating ****: “******** ** also *****the ***** ***** ** *********** ****** ** *** ******** ******** ** ****** ******** and has made an integral ************ ** *** ************ ** ********’* **** **** ********. In 2014, it won the IP operation and maintenance project for safe city security in the entire ******** ********** ******.” [emphasis added]
  • ** ****** **** **** [link ** ****** *********] stating **** *,*** ******** cameras **** ** *** at * **** **** project ** ********’* ****** biggest ****, *****.
  • * ******** **** **** [link ** ****** *********] about * ******** ******** project *** *** *** Rapid ******* ****** ** Xinjiang’s ******* ** ******.

*** ***** ***** **** online *** ****** ******** for **** ***** ***** before **** ********* ******** for *** *****. *******, at **** ***** ***** IPVM **** ******** ***** to ***** ******** ***** to ***********, *** ** them **** ***** **** and **** ** **** like **** ***** ******* in *** ***** *****, with **“*********** ****** *****”********* ** ******* ** shown *****:

**** *** ***** **** copies ** *** ** these ***** (*** **** so ** ****** **** of *** *********):

******** **** ****: “*** Paris ******* ******** *** world. **** ** *** path *** ******** ** prevent ****?”

******** **** **** ***** BRT: “Urumqi **** *** ******* and *** ***** ******* (BRT) ***** ************”

****** **** ****: "***** City *********** ********** ******* System"

All ***** ******** ******** ****

******** ******* ** **** deleted *** ********* ** Xinjiang ** *** *******; searching *** ******* **** for ******** (“新疆”) ********** * ********* *** ****. **** relatively ********* ******** ******** in ******** ***** **** not ***** ** ****, like * ************ ******** for * **** [**** no ****** *********], **** been ********.

Asmag ******* ******* ** ********’* *******

******** ********* ***** ***** a **** ********* ********* in *** ******* ******* [link ** ****** *********] where ** ******** ********* stated **** *** *******’* Safe **** ******* *** 130,000 ******* ****** *** Xinjiang ********. **** ********* was ******** ** ****'* investigation ** ******* ********.

**** **** * ***** after ** *** *********, Infinova *** **** **** interview ** *** *** executive *** ********** ******* only *% ** *** physical ***,*** ******* **** Infinova’s, ******** ** *** sell ******** "******* ** integrator". **** ******** **** Infinova *** ***** ****** ** *** *******. *******, ******** **** ******* and ***** ***** ** delete *** ********* ********* altogether.

******** ** ****** ******* with ** *********** ** highly ******* ** **********. However, ***** ******* *** piece, ******-**-***** **** *** confirmed ** ****.

*** **** *** ******** was **** ******* “******** requested ** ******* ***** own ***** ***** **** say ** *********.” **** IPVM ***** *** ** correction ** ********** ****** was ********, *** ****** it *** “***** ********” for ***** ******** *********** and ***** *** **** online. *** ******** *** retraction ** *** *****, stating **** “******** ** other ************* *** *** in ******** ** ***** us ** ** ******.”

Infinova ********

**** ***** ******** *** it ******* *** ******** references - ** *******:

********* *** *******, ***** were **** ********* ** unclear ***/** ********** *******, and ** ******* ** remove *** ********.

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

**** ******** *********, ********* IPVM’s, *** **** ****** by ********-********* ****** ********* found ** *** ******** of ******* ***********, *********, bidding ********, *** ******** publications. *** ** ******** reporting ** ******** *** increased ************* **** ****, many ** ***** ****** materials **** ************ ***********.

*** *******, **** ** the ***** ** *** government ***************** ** *** ******* Adrian ****** ******** *** ****** of ‘**-********* *****’ **** for **** ********** *** [link ** ****** *********] now [**** ** ****** available] **** [**** ** longer *********]. **** **** of ************* ***** ********* about ******** ********** **** since ******** ***** ** the ****** *** ** dangerous *** *********, **** a ******* *************** ******** there **** **** *****. [link ** ****** *********] 

******** **** ******** ********** a ********* ****** ** hide ******** ** *********** in ******** ***, **** more **********, ****** ********* to ****** *** *** area’s******** *********** ********** ********.

Comments (2)

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

** *** ****, ** is **** ** ******* that *** ******* ***** systematically **** *** ********** of ******** *******, ***** freedom ** *** ***** and *** ******* **** of **********.

***, ** *****, ***** censorship ** ****** *** criticism ** *** ********** routinely ******* ** ************ or *****, **** ** the ****.

*** ******* **** *** BBC, ** *****, *** are ******* ** *****, as ******* ****** ******* **** fall, ******* ** ****** and *** ******** ***********.

*** **** **** *** Chinese ************* ****** ******** of ******** ** ******** is **** ******* ******** will ** ******* **** public ********, *********** ** the ******* **********, ** those ********* *** ******** to ****** ***** ******** the ********** **** **** are *** **** ** involvement.

******** ** ****** ******* with ** *********** ** highly ******* ** **********. However, ***** ******* *** piece...

** ***** ******** * relationship ******* “*****” *** “journalism”?

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