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China proposes QR codes as a global mechanism to track travellers’ health status

by maria, Nov 24
1 minute read

QR codes – bar codes that can be read by mobile phones – have been used in China during the pandemic in the battle against the virus in the mainland.

In his latest comments at the G20 summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed to introduce the codes as a quick and universal tool to monitor the health status of travellers. He claims this could be an easy way to re-open international travel.

So what?

What are the implications for human rights?



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Maria is a Digital Manager at Forum for the Future, based in London, UK.

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