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Wall Street Tied Into Chinese Surveillance Systems

Wall Street analysts now follow the growth of companies that install surveillance systems providing Chinese police stations with 24-hour video feeds from nearby Internet cafes. Hedge fund money from the United States has paid for the development of not just better video cameras, but face-recognition software and even newer behavior-recognition software designed to spot the beginnings of a street protest and notify police. Now, the ties between China�s surveillance sector and American capital markets are starting to draw Washington�s attention.

An Opportunity for Wall St. in China�s Surveillance Boom, New York Times, September 11, 2007.