Over 25 Million Flights Blocked by China's Social Credit System This Year

The credit system continues to catch fare evaders and other miscreants.

by Barnaby Lofton, 18 June 2019

Exam Cheats and Train Seat Thieves to Be Blacklisted in Guangzhou

Guangzhou is taking a no-nonsense approach to high-speed train seat thieves and exam day cheaters​ by shaming them on a social credit list.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 02 May 2019

Generation Gap: On China's Emerging Social Credit System

'Generation Gap' is a monthly series where we talk to two Beijingers from two different generations.

by Yuka Hayashi, 25 March 2019

False Advertising Targeted in New Shenzhen Credit Scheme

With the credit-rating system, the council vows to make sure companies that seriously violate market rules at one place will have their rights restricted at all places.

by Jonathan Zhong, 26 February 2019

'Deadbeat Map' on WeChat Helps You Locate Nearby Debtors

An add-on to the popular social media app WeChat, the Black Mirror-esque program shows debtors within a 500-meter radius.

by Julia Vihinen, 28 January 2019

Is China Ready for a Cashless Future?

China was the first country in the world to use paper money. Will it be the first to abandon it?

by Dominic Ngai, 30 March 2018

Harsh New Penalties for Naughty Mobike Users

The shared bike firm's social credit ranking system is about to get some teeth.

by Daniel Plafker, 28 February 2018

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