How 9/11 and China’s plan for blanket surveillance created a wave that CCTV camera makers Hikvision and Dahua rode to huge success

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  • Hangzhou’s Binjiang district is home to three of China’s biggest surveillance camera makers
  • Hikvision, Dahua and Uniview benefited from rise in demand for surveillance after 9/11 terror attacks

China is famous for its one-industry towns. Gurao in southern Guangdong province is known for making bras. Qiaotou in Zhejiang province produces most of the world’s buttons.

  • Sarah Dai
  • South China Morning Post

The city of Tianjin to the north is a major manufacturer of bicycles.

Then there is Hangzhou’s Binjiang district, east of the Qiantang River that winds through the city, about 10 kilometres (6.2…

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