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Facial Recognition 2.0 Launched in Beijing

Over the Lunar New Year in China, passengers at the high-speed railway stations in Beijing were met with Facial Recognition 2.0. This new update requires ticket holders to have a complete face-scan taken while their national identity card is in the machine. While Chinese state media has highlighted increased security benefits, concerns are being raised over the vast amounts of data the Chinese government has collected about its citizens. Dr Chongyi Feng, Associate Professor in China Studies at the University of Technology Sydney joined us on The Daily to discuss the implications of China’s social credit system.

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