China to Add More Video Surveillance In Public Areas For Security Purposes

The government said on Wednesday, China will ensure that all key public areas are covered with video surveillance cameras by 2020 to fight crime and ensure social stability, part of a broader push to step up security in response to violent unrest. The country's top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement, places such as roads will be fully covered by cameras and information their gather will be shared with the authorities. China was rocked last year by a string of knife and bomb attacks that it has blamed on separatists from the western region of Xinjiang, which has been plagued by unrest.