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Activists fear surveillance threat as China equips ‘Belt and Road’ countries with spying technology

The drones were hard to avoid: they buzzed above the crowd of protesters holding banners and shouting slogans outside the NagaWorld casino in the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh, then hovered above each of the speakers as the crowd clamored justice.

As hundreds of workers went on strike outside the glass and chrome towers of the company’s hotel and casino complex, demanding the reinstatement of nearly 400 employees laid off last year, armed riot police and CCTV cameras monitored.

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