China plans to track Beijing citizens through their mobiles

Government claims technology will ease transport congestion, but experts warn it could be used to control dissent. Human rights campaigners have expressed concerns over plans to track every mobile phone user in Beijing through global positioning technology.

Chinese media reported this week that pilot schemes were being introduced for an "information platform of real-time citizen movement" to help with traffic management.

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