Dharamshala: On 29 November 2018, Dr Tenzin Tsultrim, research fellow of the Tibet Policy Institute attended the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Discussion on “China: Mass Surveillance and Minority Regions” at the IPCS, New Delhi as one of the discussant.
The discussion was moderated by the director of IPCS, Ruhee Neog.
Dr Tenzin Tsultrim initiated the discussion where he emphasised on the impacts of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Intrusive Surveillance systems in Tibet.
Thereafter, Dr Mahesh Ranjan Debata, director of UGC Area Studies, Centre for Inner Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University spoke about the systematic survey of mass surveillance in Xinjiang. He highlighted the logical reasons behind the re-education camps in Xinjiang.
Saikat Datta, South Asia Editor, Asia Times stressed upon the future of mass surveillance in China. He argues that for the past few yearhina’s investments in the Artificial Intelligence has increased exponentially. In his talk, he also touches upon the introduction of predictive policing in Xinjiang and its effectiveness.
The discussion was well attended by IPCS researchers and other guests.