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China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology isn’t nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition to create a vast surveillance state. But recent reports suggest the technology is not as ubiquitous or as useful as the government wants citizens to believe.
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China is ramping up talk of a trade war, and it could come back to blow up in Trump’s face

China slammed President Donald Trump's decision to move forward with tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods and said the country was ready for a trade war. Analysts speculated that the sudden reversal by Trump could be a ploy to gain leverage in talks with China, but it could backfire.

China blasts Trump and escalates trade battle after he makes abrupt reversal on tariffs

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it was "surprised" with the White House's announcement that tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would go forward but also called the move "somewhat expected."

And here’s Trump’s conflict of interest with the Chinese government…

President-elect Donald Trump has a potential conflict with one of China's most crucial state-owned enterprises and the world's biggest lender.

China might use data to create a score for each citizen based on how trustworthy they are

China might institute a social credit system as early as 2020 — and the plan bears a very close resemblance to an episode of "Black Mirror."

China’s rich kids have been banned from becoming reality TV stars

A government-issued ban restricts celebrity offspring from appearing in reality TV shows.