The World Under Chinese Surveillance
China is the largest most expansive surveillance state in human history. But it has eyes all around the globe and no regard for human rights. In November, the United States government announced an import ban of telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from several Chinese brands, but the ban does not include the already deployed equipment. The world is slowly waking up to the Chinese government’s malicious intents—but it could be too late.
You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one of its millions of cameras. The Chinese company’s products can be found anywhere from police surveillance systems to baby monitors in more than 190 countries. Its ability to make decent-quality products at cheap prices (as well as its ties with the Chinese state) has helped make Hikvision the largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment in the world.
—mit Technology Review
- These same cameras are used in a program to track and detain Uyghurs and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang, China.
A dangerous connection: The Italian broadcaster rai discovered in 2021 that Hikvision cameras are connected to the Internet, through which they seek to establish communication with servers in China. Germany’s Welt reported similar findings in Germany. According to the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Chinese companies, including their branches abroad, are “obliged to cooperate with Chinese security authorities.”
Throughout history, China has often taken on an expansionist policy to conquer, destroy, subdue and enslave people. That same policy is starting to materialize again ….
—Gerald Flurry, Trumpet editor in chief (July 2014)
A dangerous new era: The Bible reveals that we are about to enter a dangerous new era called “the times of the Gentiles” (Luke 21:24). As the late Herbert W. Armstrong explained in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, today’s English-speaking people are the primary descendants of ancient Israel. God used these nations to establish relative peace and freedom. But due to their moral collapse, other nations are rising to take their place. These nations will collaborate to bring down the nations of Israel and to establish absolute control over the world—then they will turn against each other.
The world in China’s eyes is not a place for freedom. We are fast getting a glimpse of what “the times of the Gentiles” looks like. But you can escape what is coming. Read: Russia and China in Prophecy.