Is China Exporting its State Surveillance Technology to the UAE?

Published November 5th, 2020 - 07:39 GMT
Nicholas Asfouri /AFP
Nicholas Asfouri /AFP
Since its unveiling in 2014, commentators in the West have portrayed China’s social credit system as a visitation from the dystopian future where all our thoughts and behaviours are monitored, scored and logged by an enormous superstate. However, the reality is more complicated, incorporating a deluge of various private and public enterprises that can do anything from providing a credit score for future loans to allowing the possibility of seeing a potential partners financial situation thr

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