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Biometrics to Bust Runner Ringers in Beijing Half Marathon

Biometrics to Bust Runner Ringers in Beijing Half Marathon

Organizers are planning to use biometrics to weed out cheaters in an upcoming half marathon in Beijing. As The Telegraph reports, the development comes amid a “fitness craze” sweeping across China, with 2016 having seen twice as many marathon runners as the year before. But amid that increasing interest there have also been sporadic reports…

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing

Beijing Railway Station Introduces Biometric Passenger Processing

Authorities at the Beijing Railway Station have implemented an automated passenger processing system ahead of the country’s busy Spring Festival holidays. As passenger traffic ramps up for this season, the new system will use facial recognition to increase efficiency. In order to use the system, passengers must have a smart identity card and a smart…