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posted by mrpg on Thursday December 14 2017, @02:15AM   Printer-friendly
from the as-long-as-they-dont-touch-livers dept.

Human Rights Watch has issued a report about DNA collection in Xinjiang province in China:

Chinese police have started gathering blood types, DNA samples, fingerprints and iris scans from millions of people in its Muslim-majority Xinjiang province to build a massive citizen database, according to report by activist group Human Rights Watch.

The report, published Wednesday, said officials are collecting the data from citizens between the ages of 12 and 65 years old using a variety of methods. Authorities are gathering DNA and blood types through free medical checkups, and HRW said it was unclear if patients were aware that their biometric data was being collected for the police during these physical exams.

According to the report, citizens authorities have flagged as a potential threat to the regime, and their families—named "focus personnel"—are forced to hand over their DNA regardless of age.

So far, 18.8 million citizens have participated in the medical checkups, called "Physicals for All" by the government, according to an article by a state news agency Xinhua on November 1.

Previously: Massive DNA Collection Campaign in Xinjiang, China


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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by cubancigar11 on Thursday December 14 2017, @07:06AM (5 children)

    by cubancigar11 (330) on Thursday December 14 2017, @07:06AM (#609613) Homepage Journal

    Government has already collected infer prints, iris scans and etc. of all the citizens and is now passed a law that will close your bank account, investments, birth and death certificate, mobile phones and internet connection if all those are not linked to this 'identity' in next month.

    This is what HRW is. Fucking hypocritical communist tool.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday December 14 2017, @11:36AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday December 14 2017, @11:36AM (#609658) Journal

    We cannot trust governments, we cannot trust corporations. Any time you have a small group of people who can exercise power over large numbers of people to their own benefit, they will and we will not like it.

    Democracy was supposed to make that power revocable, but we all know that's not true. We must render their means of control, of infrastructure, our food supply, and everything else redundant. Then their power becomes revocable on the ground, without the need for revolution that comes along painfully every several generations.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @12:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14 2017, @12:44PM (#609669)

    [Citation needed]

    Also https://www.hrw.org/asia/india [hrw.org]

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Thursday December 14 2017, @03:56PM (2 children)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Thursday December 14 2017, @03:56PM (#609721) Journal

    This is what HRW is. Fucking hypocritical communist tool.

    https://www.hrw.org/asia/india [hrw.org]

    https://www.hrw.org/news/2013/06/07/india-new-monitoring-system-threatens-rights [hrw.org]

    https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/08/24/indias-supreme-court-upholds-right-privacy [hrw.org]

    Today’s ruling will impact several key policies, notably the mandatory biometric ID card program, which the government deems necessary – despite serious privacy concerns – for citizens to access subsidies, file taxes, operate bank accounts, or even get a phone line.

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    • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Thursday December 14 2017, @04:29PM

      by cubancigar11 (330) on Thursday December 14 2017, @04:29PM (#609750) Homepage Journal

      Okay I had no idea. This didn't get any coverage whatsoever.

    • (Score: 2) by cubancigar11 on Friday December 15 2017, @10:34PM

      by cubancigar11 (330) on Friday December 15 2017, @10:34PM (#610514) Homepage Journal

      Having done more research, it seems I was ignorant, but not in the way you wanted me to be. India is currently being run by Hindu Nationalist party, being in majority for the first time in history.

      I was thinking, since when HRW got interested in actual human rights and not the left-wing money grabbing politics? Turns out, it actually hasn't.