This article was basically about how Cisco is trying to help China with a massive video surveillance project. This is a citywide network in Chongqing, China consisting of as many as 500,000 cameras that officials say will prevent crime. Human-rights advocates warn this project could target political dissent.

The system, being built and finished in the next two to three years, is among one of the largest and most sophisticated video-surveillance projects of its kind, and perhaps the world. It is planned to cover a half-million intersections, neightborhoods and parks, which is over 400 square miles, an area 25% larger than New York City. The U.S. has prohibited export of crime-control products to China such as fingerprinting equipment, ever since Beijing’s deadly 1989 Tienanmen Square crackdown.

So what do you think? Should Cisco team up with China with this surveillance project or should we just leave them alone? Is the United States doing enough to prevent violence or is China rising on education AND safety?


					
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