China Forces Muslim Users to Install Spying Software on Smartphones

Users who don’t comply are detained for up 10 days


China says users who do not comply are detained


Jul 23, 2017 07:29 GMT  ·  By Bogdan Popa

The Chinese government is forcing some of the ethnic minorities to install a smartphone application that would help monitor their activities, with law enforcement warning that those who do not comply would be detained for up to 10 days.


The initiative was started in Xinjiang in western China, with authorities sending a message via WeChat to residents in Urumqi requiring them to install an Android application called Jingwang whose role is to spy on users and detect any possible “terrorist and illegal religious videos, images, e-books, and electronic documents.”


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