Chinaâ€™s Orwellian-like network of surveillance cameras now includes churches.
Most churches within the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement in one major Chinese city, Huaiâ€™an, have government-mandated surveillance cameras that allow the communist government to monitor the congregationâ€™s every move, Bitter Winter reported.
For example, Bitter Winter visited a Three-Self congregation that had 28 high-definition surveillance cameras, including six above the podium and four at the entrance.
Within the Huaiyin district of Huaiâ€™an city, 155 of the 170 Three-Self churches have government-mandated cameras that are connected to a network allowing the government to watch Christians, Bitter Winter reported. Huaiâ€™anâ€™s population is 4.7 million ...