We Have Been Harmonized: Life in China's Surveillance State

Tác giả: Kai Strittmatter

Thể loại: Nonfiction

290.000 VND
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Old Street Publishing (24 May 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1913083004
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1913083007
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
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'Remarkable... almost everything we thought we knew about China is wrong'

During the Covid-19 pandemic, it took China ten days to build a 1,000-bed hospital. Beijing took action, Western democracies dithered. That's the story they tell in China, and few would disagree.
Few would dare. At Tiananmen Square, tanks and bullets put an end to disagreement. A generation later, powerful new technologies watch and control - 'harmonise' - the masses. In shiny new 'Smart Cities', armies of algorithms and cameras mine data from every human action. Run a red light, and the Party will know. Joke about how President Xi looks like a dumpling, and you might end up in jail. Ask awkward questions about the virus or the 're-education camps' in Xinjiang, and you could simply disappear.
And the Party's plans go beyond China. On every continent, governments are snapping up Beijing's 'Operating System for Dictators', while Western writers, publishers, even major brands and sports stars are forced to apologise for speaking out about Hong Kong, Tibet or the Muslim Uighurs.
In his eye-opening bestseller, Kai Strittmatter asks some long-overdue questions. What does China want? And can we stop China from taking it?

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