The Self, Security and the Surveillance State #11
Today, I'm joined by Rogier Creemers, Assistant Professor in China Studies at Leiden University, and the Co-editor of Law and the Party in China: Ideology and Organisation and by Josh Chin of the China Bureau at the Wall Street Journal, who is also the co-author with Lisa Lin of the new book, Surveillance State, China's quest to launch a new era of social control.
This episode of The Future of You covers:
- The macro context, discussing the geopolitical economic and trade situation
- Technology transfer, highlighting the issues over semiconductors, and China's ambition to play a bigger role in the global economy and technology.
- Mass surveillance at a personal and even biological level of Chinese citizens, predominantly, but not exclusively, by the Uyghurs.
- The social credit system, and both the Chinese and Western understandings and perhaps misunderstandings of that.
- The Supreme People's Court blacklist system
- The regulation of algorithms
- The nature of authoritarianism versus personal autonomy.
- Why Chinese culture contains no such notion of autonomy
The Future of You: Can Your Identity Survive 21st Century Technology?: www.amazon.co.uk/Future-You-Identity-21st-Century-Technology-ebook/dp/B08XBN4GBB
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