Big Brother is Watching — Who?

July 13, 2010

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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