A ban on mahjong to curb illegal gambling in several cities led to panic on social media.Read more
BBC News China
China’s surveillance and facial recognition technology are arguably the most advanced in the world and they account for over 40% of global sales to places like Germany, Ecuador, Uganda or the UK. Some worry that the countries going big on digital CCTV might also be opening the door to being spied on themselves. Some of China’s biggest technology firms have since found their kit blacklisted by the United States. The BBC's Ivana Davidovic explores if these fears have any foundations and asks why surveillance technology based on artificial intelligence is of such importance to China.
Amy Webb is a renowned futurist - she looks back at the past and scours data to figure out what might be round the corner.