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Beijing dismisses George Soros' anti-China remarks as 'meaningless'

Beijing dismisses George Soros' anti-China remarks as 'meaningless'

George Soros launched an astonishing attack on China, declaring that Beijing is using artificial intelligence to repress society and accusing it of developing a surveillance state "the likes of which not even George Orwell could have imagined".

But he said China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but the world's second largest economy is the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advanced.

"China is not the only authoritarian regime in the world but it is the wealthiest, strongest and technologically most advanced", he said, noting concerns too about Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation. Both companies have denied accusations that they pose a security threat.

"I find the social credit system frightening and abhorrent", he said. He said China can reach a target of delivering "modest prosperity" for all Chinese people by 2020.

On Xi's signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Soros had some harsh criticism, too. He also called out Russian President Vladimir Putin as another enemy of democracy.

Communist Party China under the control of Mr. Xi has been developing an innovative method consisting of face recognition to keep tabs of its own people, plus Mr. Soros explained that algorithms will compute just how unsafe a threat someone might possibly be to the establishment. He singled out China's actions in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan.

"Its ambitious infrastructure projects were mainly financed by loans, not by grants, and foreign officials were often bribed to accept them".

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"If these companies came to dominate the 5G market, they would present an unacceptable security risk for the rest of the world", Soros said in a speech, copies of which were distributed in Chinese.

Soros expressed hope that the Chinese people would ultimately move toward a more open society and seemed to have few warm feelings for either Xi or Trump.

He said the "most unsafe scenario" is if "these enemies conspire with, and learn from, each other on how to better oppress their people". Do you think he's more of a threat to countries like the United Kingdom, for example, where he's trying to stop Brexit? The first step is to recognize the danger.

Soros' latest comments pushed that discussion further, and explored the aftermath of a global environment where China's move away from an open society succeeded in full. An effective policy towards China can't be reduced to a slogan, he said. "This is liable to undermine the USA policy objective of curbing China's abuses and excesses".

In his speech, he straightforwardly pointed out that China has posed a "mortal threat to open societies" because the nation has combined repressive regime with IT monopolies.

Soros calls Xi 'the worst enemy of free societies, ' China says it's not even worth a response Liberal billionaire and renowned political meddler George Soros has labeled Chinese leader Xi Jinping 'the most unsafe opponent of open societies.' China says it's a gross distortion not even worthy of a rebuttal.