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World in Progress: China amps up digital control

By 2020, China wants to set up a system that will allow the government to digitally scan its citizens in order to punish or reward their behavior. Citizens who don't play by the rules will lose points - and then get blacklisted. Critics have warned that China is going too far in its efforts to control everything and everyone - and fear the country is on the way to becoming an IT dictatorship.

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