According to the Wall Street Journal. Biden government officials are planning to limit surveillance tools to authoritarian regimes globally.

The plan will be announced at the first US-led democracy virtual summit to be held on the 9th and 10th of December.

An agreement will be reached between the countries on export licensing policies to restrict technology access on countries that have been accused of using such products to suppress their citizens.

More than 100 democratic governments will participate in this conference. China is not invited.

Many countries have accused China of running an authoritarian surveillance state, strongly censoring freedom of speech and the internet, and widespread human rights abuses, including genocide against Uighur women, VOA Cantonese reported.

A Biden administration official said a group of like-minded governments will work together to determine how to control exports. And where appropriate, limit the technology applications that are being used to violate human rights.

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