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Shanghai Has 4000 Camera Watchers- Big Brother with Chinese Characteristics

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 25, 2011

My only question is that if they have so many people watching the cameras, then how do so many Chinese get away with building illegal buildings, stuffing trash to be used as support beams and that type of thing…

“The Shanghai-based Dongfang Daily reported Monday that the municipal police department has deployed 4,000 people as a part of a new 24-hour video surveillance team in the city’s latest effort to clampdown on crime.”

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