The city of Shenzhen has a problem.
It only has 180 000 installed cameras. So the desperate ministry of security concluded to install another 20 000, which of course, will all be linked together in a central hub with face recognition.
Naturally this is still too little to protect the citizens from themselves, so the new ID card will have a chip which stores all the necessary data of the city's nearly 11 million inhabitants.
Which means that the state will know: your name and address, who do you work for, your education, your medical insurance, the landlords telephone number, how many children you've had as well as your record of previous convictions and your general police file.
Those lucky guys will start getting the first ID cards next month!
P.S. While face recognition will probably be ineffective for the next 5-10 years, the system has radio-frequency identification capabilities, so the state can help you in case you get lost on your way to work.