Caixin Global – Latest China News & Headlines

Home >


CX Tech is Caixin Global's real-time tech news portal, featuring 24-hour news, short-form analysis, and roundups from business and tech media in China.

Haier Smart Home Sees Profit Drop as Revenue Grows
Trending in China: Can You Stop People Giving ‘Too Much’ Money to Their Favorite Live-Streamers?
Trending in China: Concerns Over Traditional Chinese Comedy ‘Selling Out’ In the Digital Age
ByteDance Doubles Down On Education
Chinese Biotech Firm Gracell Nets $100m From Wellington, OrbiMed, Others
Alibaba’s Hometown Could Become First in China to Issue Facial Recognition Ban
Battery and Hybrid Cars Will Dominate China’s Roads in 15 Years
Trending in China: Do The Sins Of The Father Fall On Their Sons? Social Media Lambast Pop Star with ‘Deadbeat’ Dad
Chinese Electronics Panel Maker CSOT Reports Profit Growth as Demand Soars
Xiaomi Invests in Home Improvement Firm Amid Push into Internet of Things
TikTok Escalates Patent Fight With Triller Amid Sale Talks
Chinese Self-Heating Hot Pot Brand Zihaiguo Nets Over $50m in Series C Round Led by CICC
Xiaomi Leads India’s Smartphone Market with 26.1% Share
Trending in China: Are China’s Blue-Collar Wages Really Higher Than Graduate Salaries?
Trending in China: An End to Spam Calls? Real Estate Company to Give Money to Anyone Who Receives One
Trending in China: Patriotic War Film Overpowers Foreign-Made Feature, But Not Everyone Is Impressed
Shopify Partners with TikTok to Drive Online Sales
Lawson Tests Next Step of Convenience Store Evolution in China
PUBG Creator Krafton Hires Bankers for Possible Record IPO
Mobile Browser Crackdown Ensnares Big Names
China Hits the Accelerator on Road Surveillance Equipment

By Dave Yin / Dec 14, 2019 04:08 AM / Business & Tech

Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

China’s Ministry of Transport called for the country’s transport departments to speed up the installation of “smart video surveillance and police reporting systems,” as part of a broader campaign to improve road safety, the ministry said Friday in a directive.

Systems should exhibit functionality including automatic detection, warnings, and even “corrections” of unsafe driving behaviors to prevent and reduce accidents caused by illegal behavior “at their source,” the directive said (link in Chinese). It also called for the creation of a reward system for reporting accidents, better data sharing among road authorities and stricter supervision of vehicle licenses, while repealing some mandates specific to the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Transport departments are not allowed to enforce the use of any specific surveillance service providers or equipment models and cannot link the installation of such systems to other work such as vehicle examinations, according to the directive. The latter suggests the ministry may not be looking to replace human traffic monitoring with computers.

The mandate should improve road safety, commerce and inspections for “hidden dangers” and are part of overall government efforts to “simplify government agencies, give operation and management powers to companies, decentralize power and improve service,” the ministry said.

China has pushed for the increased development of advanced algorithm-driven surveillance technology despite foreign governments voicing human rights concerns over such applications.

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, the world’s largest supplier of surveillance cameras, said in an October earnings call that the Chinese market would remain a major source of revenue and that it was large enough to withstand inclusion on a U.S. export blacklist that effectively bars it and several other tech firms, including competitor Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. Ltd., from purchasing U.S. products and services. The company also revealed it had stockpiled enough U.S.-made components to continue operations.

Contact reporter Dave Yin (

Related: China Hoards American Chips Amid Fears of Tech Cutoff

Share this article
Open WeChat and scan the QR code