US report accuses China of ‘digital authoritarianism’

A US report accuses China of “digital authoritarianism” – using technology not only to track its own citizens but to exert power beyond its borders.

It warns that China’s mounting influence on the digital sphere could soon overshadow that of the US and other democracies.

And it expresses concern about its export of surveillance technology.

The US has put pressure on other countries to ban Huawei from their mobile networks.

And it is also considering a wider ban on other Chinese tech firms such as TikTok.

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