[insert page=’article-link’ display=’content’] Joseph Hincks TIME The Chinese government has collected tens of thousands of “voice pattern” samples from targeted citizens and is inputting them into a national voice biometric database, according to a Human Rights Watch report published Monday. The idea is that an automated system, thought to still be in development, will use the database to pick out individual voices in telephone and other conversations, … Continue reading China Is Creating a Database of Its Citizens’ Voices to Boost its Surveillance Capability: Report
Project aims to achieve an accuracy rate of 90 per cent but faces formidable technological hurdles and concerns about security South China Morning Post The goal is for the system to able to match someone’s face to their ID photo with about 90 per cent accuracy. The project, launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 2015, is under development in conjunction with a security … Continue reading China to build giant facial recognition database to identify any citizen within seconds
Nikkei Asian Review TOKYO — As tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights with Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, Japan is planning for a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea. “There is a possibility of further provocations,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a Monday meeting with ruling coalition lawmakers. “We need to remain … Continue reading North Korea threat prompts Japan evacuation preparations
Bombastic claim made by state-run media a week after declaring a successful test detonation of a hydrogen bomb. The Telegraph North Korea has declared that its recent nuclear test has given it the capability to “wipe out the whole territory of the US all at once”. The bombastic claim was made in a commentary released by state-run media on Tuesday, six days after what North Korea claims … Continue reading North Korea claims its ‘hydrogen bomb’ can ‘wipe out the whole US territory’
The Daily Mail
Authorities in China have tightened their grip on the country’s churches by ordering that children are to be banned from joining religious groups.
The ban also prohibits children from attending religious sermons and other activities in several provinces across the country.
Control on the country’s churches began several years ago when places of worship were ordered to remove crosses from their buildings in Zhejiang province. Continue reading “China bans children from attending church services as it continues a crackdown on religious practices”
[embeddoc url=”https://info.publicintelligence.net/bilderberg/BilderbergTwilightColdWar.pdf” download=”all”] Page Count: 11 pages Date: April 1971 Restriction: Confidential Originating Organization: Bilderberg Group File Type: pdf File Size: 9,080,179 bytes File Hash (SHA-256): 401B12D49F0CF6E3C7376071DFDE2CF50BDA619262BD956FFDD8E35753C407F1 For a quarter of a century international diplomacy has been dominated by the concept of the cold war as it crystallized under Stalin and Dulles. Mankind was seen as split into two camps to use Zhdanov’s phrase – … Continue reading Deluded Strategies in the Twilight of the Cold War by Denis Healey
Beginning in the early 2000s, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has been building a searchable, national DNA database as part of their police information project, Golden Shield. As of 2015, the “Forensic Science DNA Database System” has amassed over 44 million “miscellaneous data entries” from more than 40 million individuals. The database of DNA information is the largest in the world, according to the Chinese government, especially when compared to the second, separate “Combat Trafficking DNA Database” which contains just over 513,000 DNA entries. Authorities claimed that the databases are for crime-fighting purpose, but people like Human Rights Watch‘s China Director Sophie Richardson have called it “Orwellian.” Continue reading “China intensifies its Orwellian policies with the world’s biggest DNA database”
Another Day in the Empire
This frees up the most effective jihadist “rebel” group in Syria to continue the CIA instigated war against Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The State Department has yet to put Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on the terror watchlist and it probably will not do so anytime soon. The Syrian Arab Army is beginning to make progress in the war. Continue reading “Al-Qaeda in Syria Now Officially A “Moderate Rebel” Group”
ZeroHedge A day after China confronted a US warship that came within 12 miles of one of China’s artificial reefs in the South China Sea,Reuters is reporting that Beijing decided to respond by sending two Chinese fighter jets to intercept a US military surveillance plane near Hong Kong, with one plane coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft. A P-3 Orion surveillance plane … Continue reading Two Chinese Fighter Jets Attempted “Intercept” Of US Surveillance Plane
The Washington Post
BEIJING — When President Rodrigo Duterte explained his decision to declare martial law across a wide swath of the southern Philippines, he described one of the most chilling scenes imaginable: a beheading.
In a news conference that made headlines around the world, Duterte said the police chief in Malabang was stopped at a checkpoint on his way home from work and slaughtered by terrorists on the spot. “They decapitated him then and there,” he said.
Asked to comment on the declaration of martial law on the southern island of Mindanao, Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told journalists Friday in Beijing that she “wouldn’t want to second-guess what you would do in a situation where you have people being beheaded on television and church groups taken hostage.”
But the Malabang police chief is alive — The Washington Post spoke to him on Friday. And The Post could find no new evidence of televised beheadings on Mindanao, though unconfirmed accounts of beheadings are circulating widely online. (There have been beheadings there in the past, and a priest and some followers were indeed taken hostage this week, according to a Filipino bishop.) Continue reading “In declaring martial law, Duterte cited the beheading of a police chief — who is still alive”