China's Surveillance State at Home and Abroad: The Development and Global Export of Chinese Surveillance Technology
Under Xi Jinping, China has pursued a surveillance state of immense scale and ambition, focused on “prevention and control” of developments that could threaten China's social stability and CCP rule. The rise of this surveillance state has had significant global consequences; over the course of the past decade, Chinese surveillance and policing technologies have been adopted in more than 80 countries worldwide, both democratic and autocratic, on every continent except Australia. China is therefore an ‘index case’ for a set of technological and informational conditions that have spread to such an extent that they now characterize political life in much of the world. This talk will describe current trends in the export of Chinese surveillance technology; probe some of the factors that shape whether potential recipient countries decide to adopt the technology; and discuss the implications of these findings for policy and future research.
About this Lecture
This Lectures of Opportunity is co-sponsored with the China Maritime Studies Institute and offers U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to learn more about national and international socio-political subjects that may be of relevance to the NWC community.