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Beijing reportedly asked Hikvision to identify fasting students in Muslim-majority province

November 14, 2023

US-based research group IPVM has accused Chinese video surveillance equipment company Hikvision of engaging with a contract to develop technology that can identify Muslim students that are fasting during Ramadan, based on their dining records.

Hikvision used its LinkedIn page to confirm it had won a tender for the project, but denied its products can analyse video streams to identify ethnic minorities.

The company claimed “this project never engaged in the development and deployment of the referenced features.”

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