China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push

April 14, 2015 3:31 AM

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China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will establish a national population database linked to ID information and credit records, state media reported late on Monday, as part of a larger push to beef up surveillance and security in response to violent unrest.

China has already taken a series of measures to prevent attacks by extremists, including plans for an anti-terrorism law that would give the government broader surveillance powers and offering to pay for tips about violent plots.

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