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British citizens routinely being placed on Chinese police watchlist

UK officials, business tycoons and even tourists are being routinely placed on a Chinese police security watchlist, according to a leaked database seen by the Telegraph. 

a close up of a sign:  China surveillance

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 China surveillance

A former British Army officer and a director of a nuclear engineering company along with pilots, doctors and teachers feature on the database. 

A Telegraph investigation has traced more than a hundred British citizens who travelled to Shanghai for business or leisure and whose details, including dates of birth and passport numbers, were put under state scrutiny. It also shows their points of entry and exit.