Josh Chin, National Fellow, is writing a book that examines China's drive to build the world's first surveillance state and what it reveals about state use of data for social control. Chin has spent more than a decade covering China for the Wall Street Journal in print and video. He led a team that won the 2018 Gerald Loeb Award for international reporting for a series exposing the Chinese government's pioneering embrace of digital surveillance.
- Twelve Days in Xinjiang: An investigation into the overwhelming surveillance state Beijing built to control Muslims in China's far northwest. (Wall Street Journal, 2017)
- China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces: The first major investigation of China's world-leading use of facial-recognition technology to appear in Western media. (Wall Street Journal, 2017)
- China’s New Tool for Social Control: A Credit Rating for Everything: An early in-depth look at China's emerging social credit system. (Wall Street Journal, 2016)