PART ONE – The Expanding Scope of China’s Surveillance State and What it Means for the Church
China has become known for technological prowess and leaders of the Communist nation would like it to become the one-stop shop for all things electronic. However, installing and maintaining infrastructure for many of the nations Beijing has been courting doesn’t add up as the best of business moves. A quick survey of the headlines I’ve included below would cause one to wonder, as many of the states China is targeting would likely have difficulty just acquiring such financing, let alone getting it at little or possibly no interest. Thus, we can be sure that the Chinese objective in providing and maintaining the hardware installed in distant, out of the way places isn’t benevolent and it surely won’t be free. So, what else is going on here as China markets its gear and expertise worldwide?