Is Shenzhen that dangerous?

At least 20,000 police surveillance cameras are being installed along streets here in southern China and will soon be guided by sophisticated computer software from an American-financed company to recognize automatically the faces of police suspects and detect unusual activity.

Wow, 20.000 cameras with face recognition? They better start another city for the computer-power that kind of control will need…

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Jakob Montrasio

Moved to Shanghai in 2k5. Opened a company, wrote film scripts, shot first feature. Now in Germany with wife and daughter.

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2 thoughts on “Is Shenzhen that dangerous?

  1. That’s true. A colleague of mine (a chinese person) went to Guangzhou by train and while leaving the trainstation, a man approched him from the front with a umbrella, he then sticked the top of the umbrella to my colleagues chin, told him not to move, that moment two more persons came from both the left and right side and started searching his pockets for money. He knew about the crime there, so he hid the money before arriving in some other place. But a pretty rough welcome nonetheless, even if he went away from the confrontation unharmed…

  2. Shenzhen is much better than Guangzhou. Remember that never go to Guangzhou by train, otherwise you experience the most dangerous train station of the world.

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