American fund managers have invested more than US$150 million into Chinese surveillance companies over the past year — according to Keith Bradsher writing in the Click here: International Herald Tribune. New technology is being used to watch internet cafes and create facial and behaviour-recognition software. China says it needs to reduce crime. Its critics say the government is using American money to violate human rights. Democrat Click here: Tom Lantos, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, describes the US investment as ‘extreme corporate irresponsibility, and he’s investigating ‘the cooperation of American companies in the Chinese police state.’ In The History Book America, China and Russia try to cut a secret power-sharing deal from which corporations stand to make vast profits. They almost succeed because of advanced surveillance technology that keeps track of just about everything that goes on. Between aspiration and achievement, how long have we actually got?