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Focus on China Series: The Perfect Police State: An Undercover Odyssey into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future
Geoffrey Cain, foreign correspondent and author

Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Geoffrey Cain - The Perfect Police State

China’s restriction on the free flow of information is no secret in the western world. Many are aware of the “Great Firewall,” as well as the intense surveillance of visitors and Chinese citizens. But what is life really like under such invasive conditions?

In The Perfect Police State, Asia-based reporter Geoffrey Cain shares intel from inside China’s surveillance network in the country’s westernmost province of Xianjing. Informed by first-hand testimony and Cain’s own investigations into China’s “effective and enduring technological dystopia,” Cain argues that China has indeed created a perfect police state.

Geoffrey Cain is an award-winning foreign correspondent and author. He was formerly a correspondent at The Economist and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Time, The New Republic, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Bloomberg. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a security fellow at the Truman National Security Project. Cain is a Fulbright scholar who earned a master’s degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, as well as a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.

Moderated by Lee Bratcher
Lee Bratcher is the Executive Director for the Institute of Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University as well as a faculty member teaching international relations and blockchain courses. Lee received a blockchain instructors’ certification from IBM and researches blockchain solutions in land administration. He is a Captain in the US Army reserves working as an instructor for ROTC cadets at DBU and UT Dallas. Lee was awarded a master’s in International Relations from St. Mary’s University and is in his sixth year as a Ph.D. candidate at UT Dallas.

Part of the Focus on China Series

Series Sponsor: Maisie Heiken

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