Big Brother is Watching — Who?

There are more than 4 million security cameras in the UK—one for every fourteen people. Many have been installed by businesses but more than a million are cameras controlled by the government and/or police. Source: London Evening Standard

Recently, I read a piece from Voice of America about China Tightens Xinjiang Security, Targets Tibetan Environmentalist.

CIA Map of China

The lead paragraph says, “China has installed 40,000 security cameras throughout the capital of Xinjiang region days before the first anniversary of the country’s worst ethnic violence in decades.”

As usual, there is no mention that next-door a war is raging against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. There is no mention of Pakistan’s struggle with the same enemy that NATO and US forces are fighting.

In fact, if you look at a map of the region, you will see that Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, is close to KyrgyztanKazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, all areas having trouble with Islamic fundamentalists but in China, the Muslims are a peaceful ethnic group according to the Western media. That’s interesting.

If Britain, a democracy, puts up more than 4 million security cameras to deal with crime and unrest in the UK, why can’t China do the same without being criticized? Did you know that local governments in the US are installing these cameras too? Source: MSNBC

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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2 Responses to Big Brother is Watching — Who?

  1. It’s true. That whole area has a problem with outsiders and if they are not ruling them, then they are training people to attack them as well. Think about how the US portrayed the Russians when they attacked Afghanistan in the 1980s. Only the US was right to attack this region, but Russia and China are oppressors for making these same attacks.

    • An example of history being written by the victor. American historians write one version and Chinese historians write another one. I’ve heard that the textbooks in Japan do not mention the bombing of Pearl Harbor or what the Japenese military did to the Chinese during World War II. Propaganda seems to win out against what really happened. Then a century or two later, some historican digs up the truth and rewrites history like Sterling Seagrave’s “Dragon Lady”. The trouble is, the old books full of lies are still out there influencing the way many people think and what they believe.

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