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China's Rulers Want Security 'Toys'

August 10, 2008

China, with its obsession for security, is becoming the new market for the latest gadgets that were developed, in part, for George W. Bush’s “war on terror,” according to author Naomi Klein.

Though the U.S. government has been the great funder for surveillance technology since 9/11, China is now getting into this market with its never-ending ambition to find fresh ways to tight security, said Klein, author of the bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

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“We see it in this feeding frenzy around the world” for security products, she said. “The Green Zone [in Iraq] is sort of, maybe, the epicenter of this feeding frenzy. But China is the new trough, because basically what the government in Beijing has said is, ‘We will spend whatever it takes to secure our country, and we want the latest technology and the best toys.’" is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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