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Shanghai airport launches China's first security clearance system using facial recognition

17 Oct: Shanghai airport launches China's first security clearance system using facial recognition

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is China’s first to launch an automated security clearance system using facial recognition. Introduced on Monday 15 October in Terminal One, the eight security machines scan passengers’ ID cards and faces to check they match, reducing the clearance procedure time to around 12 seconds. It is only available to Chinese ID…