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China’s elite Tsinghua University is now screening visitors using facial recognition


Tsinghua University said on social media that it introduced the new system over the weekend “for security purposes”, though did not elaborate. — SCMP

Tsinghua University said on social media that it introduced the new system over the weekend “for security purposes”, though did not elaborate. — SCMP

China’s prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing has imposed strict new rules on people wishing to visit its campus, including having their faces scanned into a database.

Under the new system, individual visitors are required to register via the “Visit Tsinghua” option on the Chinese messaging platform WeChat.

   

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