At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, billionaire investor George Soros sent a strong message that even leftists are nervous about China’s growing power.
Soros, a controversial Democratic Party donor, unleashed a bold public rebuke of Chinese President Xi Jinping and warned that his Communist Party’s investment in tech companies threatens the whole world.
In particular, Soros expressed concern about Xi’s proposed social credit rating system, which will monitor citizens’ everyday activities and give them a social credit score.
“I want to call attention to the mortal danger facing open societies from the instruments of control that machine learning and artificial intelligence can put in the hands of repressive regimes,” Soros said.
“The social credit system is not yet fully operational, but it’s clear where it’s heading. It will subordinate the fate of the individual to the interests of the one-party state in ways unprecedented in history.”
Far from opposing President Trump’s tough stance against Xi’s regime, Soros has suggested that Trump take the fight a step further by focusing his trade war exclusively on China.
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