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Camera Above the Classroom

Chinese schools are using facial recognition on students. But should they?

Xue Yujie

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Zhang Haopeng, Hanwang Education’s general manager, checks the company’s “Class Care System”servers in Beijing, Jan. 2, 2019. Xue Yujie/Sixth Tone
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Guo Yuzhuo, a teacher at Niulanshan First Secondary School in Beijing, Jan. 3, 2019. Xue Yujie/Sixth Tone
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A programmer at Hanwang Education’s research center demonstrates the company’s “Class Care System” in Beijing, Jan. 2, 2019. Xue Yujie/Sixth Tone
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Wu Yingxia, Ovopark’s sales manager, stands in front of a product that rates people’s perceived attractiveness in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, Dec. 18, 2018. Xue Yujie/Sixth Tone
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Students at Niulanshan First Secondary School in biology class in Beijing, Jan. 3, 2019. Xue Yujie/Sixth Tone
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