Sky News host Cory Bernardi says Chinese surveillance is coming to a ‘hot pot’ near you after a Vancouver Haidilao Hot Pot was revealed to have installed 60 security cameras to monitor its staff and patrons.
“These are the sorts of restaurants frequented by diplomats, politicians and business professionals where business deals, strategies, and secrets could be discussed,” he said.
“Little wonder that information would have appeal to the communists. The restaurant mentioned above is the Haidilao Hot Pot in Vancouver. There are 935 Haidilao Hot Pot locations around the world including here in Australia.
“They boast 36 million VIP members and employ more than 60,000 staff. I don’t know if all of them are used to spy on their patrons but the manager of the Vancouver operation Ryan Pan is quoted as saying the cameras were installed to ‘punish staff’ and to ‘people track’.
“Nothing to worry about there I am sure… just your private dinner conversation and biometric details being sent back to the biggest surveillance state in history.” .