More than 12 Millions with bad social credits in China barred from getting air and train ticket

March 19, 2018
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More than 9 million individuals in China are banned from buying plane tickets with another 3 million from buying business-class train tickets due to their poor “social credit” rankings.

Under China’s social scoring system, trustworthy entrepreneurs and people might be rewarded, while individuals who commit social corresponding to fraud, spreading false details about terrorism and causing trouble on flights will be discredited.

With the social credit system, the Chinese government rates citizens based on things like criminal behavior and financial misdeeds, but also on the things they purchase, words they speak, and things they do.

The system, which China started to build three years ago, includes areas such as tax and bill payment. The scope of the system has also expanded over the years.

Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who refuse to pay fines, would also face restrictions. This also applied for minor infractions like leaving bikes parked in a footpath or issuing apologies that are deemed “insincere”.

China has flagged plans to roll out a system that will allow government bodies to share information on its citizens’ trustworthiness and issue penalties based on a so-called social credit score.

 

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