Each uniform has two chips, one on each shoulder, that are used to control when and where students enter or leave college. In conjunction with this, schools will also use facial recognition software at the entrances to ensure that each person is wearing the correct uniform.
If someone tries to leave school during school hours, an alarm will sound. According to The Epoch Times, the chips in these clothes can detect when a student sleeps in the classroom and would allow payments – which would be useful in the canteen, for example.
The company responsible for manufacturing the uniforms, Guizhou Guanyu Technology Company, says they can be washed up to 500 times. Garment specifications also point out that they can withstand temperatures up to 150 ° C.
These uniforms are being used in 10 schools in Guizhou province, affecting some 800 students since 2016. Most troublingly, there is no mechanism to prevent administrators from tracking students out of school.
According to Lin Zongwu, director of Renhuai School No. 11, it is a decision of the school itself not to track the precise location of students outside the school premises.