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Latest security technology coming to Chinese airports

Wang Keju

China Daily/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, June 27, 2018  /  11:03 pm
Latest security technology coming to Chinese airports

An aerial photo shows the construction site of Beijing's new airport in southern Daxing district in Beijing. (China Daily/Yang Zhiyong)

Airports in China are planning to adopt technology that can make it quicker for people to pass through airport security, according to Civil Aviation Administration.

Using a technology known as millimeter wave imaging, the security scanner can detect objects hidden under clothing, including nonmetallic objects, and can show their shape, size and position, the administration said.

The technology has been used in airports in the United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia and Japan.

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The devices are harmless to people's health, with an emission strength less than 1-thousandth the electromagnetic radiation of a mobile phone, and will allow security inspections to be safer and more efficient, it added.

The administration conducted several experiments in airports in Beijing, Shanghai and Qingdao, Shandong province to test the imaging devices in August.

In May, the administration conducted a second test in airports in Qingdao and Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to evaluate the efficiency of security inspections using the devices.

This article appeared on the China Daily newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post