China has indeed produced an astounding track record in the regions of human rights abuses, growth through the theft of proprietary processes and technologies developed elsewhere, biological and space weapons development (to knock out western satellites), etc. China’s quiet assault on the west and against dependent states (state predatory lending) has been as broad and complete as can be.
Doing business with Beijing — from anywhere in the world — has turned into bad business worldwide.
Fraley, Joseph R. “The PRC Medium and Long-Term National Science and Technology Development Plan: A Manifesto to Steal.” PDF. Thesis, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, February 17, 2015. Read about “re-innovation”.
Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster internet service or a fast-tracked visa to Europe. If you make political posts online without a permit, or question or contradict the government’s official narrative on current events, however, your score decreases. To calculate the score, private companies working with your government constantly trawl through vast amounts of your social media and online shopping data.
When you step outside your door, your actions in the physical world are also swept into the dragnet: The government gathers an enormous collection of information through the video cameras placed on your street and all over your city. If you commit a crime—or simply jaywalk—facial recognition algorithms will match video footage of your face to your photo in a national ID database. It won’t be long before the police show up at your door.Mitchell, Anna and Larry Diamond. “China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone.” The Atlantic, February 2, 2018.
Zhao M (2019). “The illicit distribution of precursor chemicals in China: A qualitative and quantitative analysis.” PDF. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 8(2): 106-120. DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i2.1025.