China is touting its success in curbing its outbreak of COVID-19 that has now spread to the rest of the world. But the so-called success came at a steep price: The state’s massive surveillance network now intrudes even further into people’s lives, with more crackdowns on speech and more government critics in prison. Beijing argues the hard-line measures are necessary, but other countries show that may not be true. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching has this report, narrated by Elizabeth Cherneff.
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