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Phone checks for HK - China travelers

Old Aug 16, 19, 8:39 am
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Phone checks for HK - China travelers

Saw this today and didn't see it mentioned. Wont let me post links since I dont have 5 posts but NY times has an article about phone checks for those going to/from China from HK.
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Old Aug 16, 19, 8:44 am
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HONG KONG — Chinese border officers have begun routinely searching the phones of people who enter mainland China from Hong Kong, raising concerns that Beijing is trying to identify travelers sympathetic to the territory’s protest movement and further control what its people see about the unrest.

During the phone checks, officers look through photos, messages and other apps, three people whose devices were searched told The New York Times. As far as the travelers could tell, the people selected for extra inspections were mostly young men. The demonstrations have been largely youth-driven
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Old Aug 16, 19, 3:37 pm
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This is only incidentally related to Travel Technology. Thanks Nancypants for posting the link to the New York Times. Interesting parties may learn more by clicking on the URL.
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