PBS NewsHour

Critics say this Chinese tech spreads authoritarianism

Clip: 10/01/2019 | 9m 56s

Chinese 5G technology is designed to transmit huge amounts of data instantly, and deploy vast networks of surveillance cameras and facial recognition software. While dozens of countries around the world plan to adopt the innovation, human rights advocates and the U.S. are sounding the alarm. Nick Schifrin reports as part of "China: Power and Prosperity," with support from the Pulitzer Center.

Aired: 10/01/19

Rating: NR

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