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Story, 12 January 2021

China’s social credit system was due by 2020 but is far from ready

Six years after the government announced plans for a national social credit score, Chinese citizens face dozens of systems that are largely incompatible with each other. The central government is planning an overhaul.

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Story, 14 September 2020

Suzhou introduced a new social scoring system, but it was too Orwellian, even for China

A city of 10 million in eastern China upgraded its Covid-tracking app to introduce a new “civility” score. It had to backtrack after a public outcry.

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