It is reported that a man named Ao was “shocked” when he was detained. He was in full confidence that he could not be found in a crowd of more than 50 thousand people. The man with his wife drove 90 kilometers to get to the concert, and said that he would never have gone to the event if he knew about the capabilities of the recognition system.
According to police, Ao is accused of a certain economic crime, so he was put on the search list. In China, this can mean any violation of the law related to money: from non-payment of taxes to the theft of state property.
This is not the first time that the system of recognition of persons in China has allowed detaining criminals at public events. In 2017, police arrested 25 suspects at the beer festival, as soon as the cameras recognized their faces.
In Zhengzhou, policemen began to provide special glasses that are associated with the recognition system. She has already helped to catch seven suspects in serious crimes, but at the same time 26 times the program was mistaken. By 2020, China plans to build a system of more than 600 million CCTV cameras.