Tianjin Municipal Social Credit Regulations

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Contents

Chapter I: General Provisions

Chapter II: Social Credit Information

Chapter III: Rewards for Trustworthiness and Punishment for Untrustworthiness

Chapter IV: Protection of Credit Subjects' Rights and Interests

Chapter V: Development of the Credit Services Industry

Chapter VI: The establishment of a social credit environment

Chapter VII: Legal Responsibility

Chapter VIII: Supplemental Provisions


  Chapter I: General Provisions

Article 1: These Regulations are drafted on the basis of relevant laws and administrative regulations, and the actual conditions of this city, so as to strengthen the establishment of creditworthiness, cultivate and practice the Core Socialist Values, raise the level of social credit, create a positive business environment, and protect the lawful rights and interests of credit subjects.

Article 2: These Regulations apply to activities in this city's administrative region such as the collection, aggregation, use, and management of Social Credit Information; joint rewards for trustworthiness and punishments for untrustworthiness, protection of credit subjects' rights and interests, the development of the credit services industry; and the establishment of a social credit environment. Where laws and administrative regulations provide otherwise, those provisions control.

“Social Credit” as used in these Regulations refers to the state of natural persons' and legal persons' or unincorporated organizations' (hereinafter collectively called 'Credit Subjects') performance of legally-prescribed and contractual obligations in social and economic activities.

Social Credit Information as used in these Regulations, refers to objective data and materials that may be used to identify, analyze, and judge the status of Credit Subjects‘’ compliance with law and performance on agreements.

Article 3: This city is to advance the construction of the social credit system as in creditworthiness in government affairs, commercial affairs, and society, and judicial credibility; advocating for and praising honesty and trustworthiness and punishing untrustworthy conduct in accordance with law.

Article 4: Activities related to the collection, aggregation sharing, and use of Social Credit Information shall comply with the principles of legality, legitimacy, necessity, objectivity, and security; and must not violate state secrecy, commercial secrecy, personal privacy, and other personal information.

Article 5: Municipal and district people's governments shall place the establishment of a social credit system within the Citizens' economic and social development plan and organize the promotion of the establishment of a credit system within that administrative region.

This city is to establish and complete a coordinating body for the establishment of the social credit system, plan for and coordinate on major issues in the establishment of the social credit system, and strengthen guidance and oversight of efforts to establish the social credit system.

Article 6: Municipal and district reform and development departments are the corresponding administrative regions' departments in charge of social credit, responsible for the overall coordination, oversight, and management of that administrative region's efforts on the establishment of the social credit system and organizing the formulation of related policy measures, and are responsible for coordinating their implementation.

Relevant departments of municipal and district people's governments shall complete efforts related to the establishment of a social credit system in accordance with their respective duties.

Article 7: The municipal social credit information sharing platform is the city's basic platform for the establishment of the social credit system, lawfully compiling Social Credit Information, giving play to the role of the interconnectivity of Social Credit Information, and bringing about its sharing and joint use across departments, sectors, and districts.

The municipal and district public credit management bodies are responsible for establishing, operating, and maintaining the credit information sharing platform at that level, and providing Social Credit Information applications and services.

Municipal and district development and reform departments shall strengthen oversight and management of public credit management.

Article 8: This city is to cooperate with the State's relevant departments to complete credit information interactivity and interconnections, and information sharing work; establish mechanisms for regional cooperation on credit, promoting Credit Information sharing and mutual recognition of credit appraisals with the City of Beijing, Hebei Province, and other provinces, autonomous regions, and directly governed municipalities; and strengthen joint rewards and punishments across regions in key fields.

  Chapter II: Social Credit Information

Article 9: Social Credit Information includes Public Credit Information and Market Credit Information.

Public Credit Information refers to credit information produced or obtained by public credit information providing units such as state organs, organizations and mass organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have public affairs functions, and public service enterprises and public institutions, during the lawful performance of their duties or provision of services.

Market Credit Information refers to credit information produced, collected, or acquired by Market Credit Information Providing Units, such as credit service establishments, industry associations, chambers of commerce and other enterprises and public institutions, during the course of their production and operations, provisions of services, or industry self-regulation.

Article 10: This City implements cataloged management of Public Credit Information.

The municipal development and reform department is to collaborate with relevant departments to compile a Public Credit Information catalog in accordance with state provisions and shall solicit public opinions during the compilation, and promptly publish it after it is reported to and adopted through deliberation by the city's bodies for coordinating the establishment of the social credit system.

The Public Credit Information Catalog shall indicate matters such as the whether the credit information is public, the scope of its sharing, and authority for its use.

Article 11: Units providing Public Credit Information shall follow the provisions of the Public Credit Information catalog to establish social credit records on the targets of their services or management and form Social Credit Information.

The aggregation of Public Credit Information by Units providing Public Credit Information in the corresponding industry, sector, or administrative region shall be prompt, accurate, and complete, and delivered to the credit information sharing platform for that level.

District credit information sharing platforms shall promptly, accurately, and completely send Public Credit Information to the municipal credit information sharing platform, and the platform shall promptly handle it in accordance with provisions, making it so Public Credit Information is shared and jointly used by the entire city.

Units providing Public Credit Information are to collect and use natural persons' credit information in accordance with the provisions of the Public Credit Information catalog; making the purpose, methods, and scope of the collection and use clear; and getting the persons' consent. Where laws and regulations provide otherwise, follow those provisions.

Article 12: The following information on credit subjects is to be entered into the Public Credit Information catalog as information on untrustworthiness.

(1) Information such as on administrative permits, administrative confirmations, administrative payments, and administrative rewards acquired through improper methods such as fraud or bribery;

(2) Information on administrative punishments given in accordance with the ordinary procedures, except where the unlawful conduct was slight or where the harms resulting from the unlawful conduct were proactively eliminated or abated;

(3) Information on administrative compulsory enforcement for refusal to perform on administrative decisions;

(4) Information on refusals to perform on legal documents such as effective judgments or rulings;

(5) Other information on untrustworthiness related to credit status, as indicated in laws, regulations or relevant state provisions.

Recorded information on untrustworthiness shall be based on documents with legal effect.

Article 13: Municipal and district bodies for public credit management shall provide the public with convenient services for making inquiries into Public Credit Information through platform websites, mobile terminals, service windows, and other methods.

Municipal and district development and reform departments shall organize the drafting of Public Credit Information inquiry specifications.

Article 14: Where Public Credit Information is government information that should be proactively disclosed, all levels of administrative organs, and organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have public affairs management functions shall follow state and municipal provisions to disclose it through government bulletins and government websites, or other Internet government affairs media, press conferences, and newspapers, radio, television, or other channels.

Article 15: Enterprises, public institutions, industry associations, chambers of commerce, and the like, may lawfully record Market Credit Information they produced themselves during operations, or the Market Credit Information of members, member businesses, and so forth, that they needed to lawfully record for management or services.

Credit subjects are encouraged to provide their own Market Credit Information to the municipal credit information sharing platform, credit service establishments, industry associations and chambers of commerce, and so forth, as declarations, voluntary registration, and filings, and guarantee the lawfulness, veracity, and completeness of the information.

Credit service establishments, industry associations, chambers of commerce, trading platforms, and so forth are to provide Market Credit Information to the municipal credit information sharing platform in accordance with law and agreements.

Article 16: Where Market Credit Information providing units collect natural persons' information, it shall be upon that person's consent and for agreed-upon uses, except where other laws and administrative regulations apply.

Market Credit Information providing units must not collect information on natural persons' religious faith, blood type, illnesses or medical history, or biometric information, as well as other personal information which laws and administrative regulations prohibit the collection of.

Market Credit Information providing units must not collect information such as on natural persons' income, savings, negotiable securities, commercial insurance, and real estate; as well as information on taxes paid; except where the possible adverse consequences of providing this information have been announced, and written consent is obtained.

Article 17: The city will establish mutual communication and sharing mechanisms for Public Credit Information and Market Credit Information, and encourage all levels of state organs and organizations or mass organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have public affairs management functions, to carry out credit information cooperation with enterprises and public institutions.

Article 18: The municipal development and reform department shall strengthen organization and coordination, promoting the cooperation and openness between the municipal credit information platform and Basic Financial Credit Information Databases, bringing about interconnectivity and information sharing through the platform for uniform sharing and exchange of information resources and online government affairs service platforms, market entity credit information announcement systems, as well as other municipal-level application systems.

Article 19: All levels of this city's organs, and organizations authorized by laws or regulations to have duties for the management of public affairs, are to designate matters for Social Credit Information inquiries as provided, and may make inquiries into Social Credit Information and use credit services in the following work:

(1)Implementing administrative permits, administrative inspections, oversight spot checks, and administrative punishments;

(2) Government purchases, tendering and bidding, financial and project support, transfer of usage rights for state-owned land, management of scientific research, auditing, and so on;

(3) Recruitment and transfer of civil servants, as well as their determination and promotions of positions or ranks;

(4) Bringing in talent;

(5) giving commendations;

(6) Other work that requires making inquiries into Social Credit Information or using credit services.

Article 20: Credit subjects are encouraged to make inquiries and use Social Credit Information during activities such as market transactions, enterprise business, industry management, hiring employees, financing, and public interest activities.

Article 21: Social Credit Information providing units and management and service bodies shall perform the following duties of information security management:

(1) Establish information security management mechanisms, and confirming the responsible persons;

(2) Formulate specifications for information inquiry systems, clarifying the scope of authority for the unit's personnel and the procedures for inquiries;

(3) Establish information management systems for confidentiality reviews;

(4) Comply with other national and local municipal regulations on information security.

Article 22: All levels of state organ for the city, and enterprises, public institutions, and organizations must not carry out the following acts:

(1) Exceeding authority to inquire into Social Credit Information;

(2) Alteration, fabrication, concealment, or improper deletion of Social Credit Information;

(3) Leaking Social Credit Information without authorization to make it public;

(4) leaking Social Credit Information related to state secrets, commercial secrets, and personal privacy;

(5) Obtaining or selling Social Credit Information in violation of provisions;

(6) other activity prohibited by laws, administrative regulations, or rules.

  Chapter III: Rewards for Trustworthiness and Punishment for Untrustworthiness

Article 23: On the basis of laws, regulations, and relevant state provisions, relevant state organs of this city and organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have public affairs management duties may establish mechanisms for credit appraisal in that industry or sector, to carry out credit appraisals, implement categorical and hierarchical credit management, and carry out reward measures for trustworthy entities in accordance with law and carry out punishment measures for untrustworthy entities in accordance with law.

The methods and standards for credit assessment are to be established by this city's relevant state organs, and organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have duties on the management of public affairs, in collaboration with the development and reform department, and released to the public.

Article 24: The implementation of reward measures for the trustworthy and punishment measures for the untrustworthy shall be open, fair, and just. Reward measures for the trustworthy shall correspond to the credit entities' trustworthy conduct and the degree of their contribution to society. Punishment measures for the untrustworthy shall correspond to the nature and circumstances of the credit entities violations of law or contract and to the extent of societal harm, and notice shall be given of the basis and reasons for the punishment measures, and of channels for remedies.

Reward measures for the trustworthy and punishment measures for the untrustworthy shall be announced to the public in accordance with law, and must not be implemented without announcement.

Article 25: Within the scope of their legally-prescribed authority, administrative organs and organizations authorized by laws or regulations to have duties for the management of public affairs, may employ the following reward measures for trustworthy entities with no records of information on untrustworthiness:

(1) Give facilitated services in implementing administrative permits, such as priority handling or simplified procedures, on the basis of actual conditions;

(2) Where other requirements are equal, make them priority choices for public financing and project support;

(3) Reasonably reduce the number and frequency of inspections in routine regulation for enterprises that meet requirements,

(4) Other reward measures provided for by the state or city.

Article 26: Within the scope of their legally-prescribed authority, administrative organs and organizations authorized by laws and regulations to have public affairs management duties may lawfully employ the following punishment measures against untrustworthy entities for relevant matters:

(1) Reducing the scope of use of facilitation measures in the course of handling administrative permits, such as giving approvals based on pledges;

(2) Subtract credit points or reduce credit levels in exchanges of public resources;

(3) list them as key management targets in routine management, and increase the frequency of monitoring, and strengthen on-site inspections;

(4) Give untrustworthy entities a talking to, and record this in their credit records;

(5) Other punishment measures as indicated in laws, regulations, or relevant state provisions.

Administrative organs and organizations authorized by law or regulations to administer public affairs, must not capriciously add punishment measures outside of those in laws, regulations, or relevant state provisions, or increase punishments above the standards provided by law.

Article 27: The following untrustworthy conduct is by credit subjects is 'serious untrustworthy conduct':

(1) that which seriously harms natural persons' physical health or security in their lives;

(2) that which seriously disrupts the order of fair market competition and normal social order;

(3) Refusing to perform on legally prescribed obligations and seriously impacting the credibility of the judicial or administrative organ;

(4) Refusing to perform State obligations, endangering national defense interests, or destroying national defense facilities;

(5) Other seriously untrustworthy conduct provided for by the State.

Article 28: Based on the circumstances of credit subjects' serious untrustworthy conduct, the city's relevant administrative organs may establish a list of the seriously untrustworthy in accordance with state provisions.

The list of the seriously untrustworthy shall indicate the basis for the seriously untrustworthy credit subjects' inclusion, the requirements for removal, and remedial channels, and announce them to the public.

Credit subjects entered into the list of the seriously untrustworthy may make statements and defenses.

Article 29: Relevant administrative organs shall strictly follow the laws and administrative regulations to employ the following punishment measures against those entered onto the list of seriously untrustworthy credit subjects for relevant matters:

(1) Restrict entry into relevant markets or industries;

(2) restrictions of qualifications for taking relevant positions;

(3) Restrict carrying out relevant financial operations;

(4) Restrict enjoyment of relevant funding support policies;

(5) Restrict obtaining related honors and titles;

(6) other punishment measures provided for by laws and administrative regulations.

Article 30: As needed for the performance of duties such as performing social management, market regulation, and public services, the relevant departments of the municipal people's government may organize the drafting of standards for making designations for the lists of joint rewards for trustworthiness and joint disciplinary action for untrustworthiness in accordance with state provisions, and report these to the relevant national departments and the municipal people's government for adoption and implementation.

In drafting standards for making designations for the lists of joint rewards for trustworthiness and joint disciplinary action for untrustworthiness, comments shall be fully solicited from the public, and reasonable comments shall be adopted.

Article 31: In accordance with their duties, the municipal departments for reform and development and for market administration are to collaborate with relevant departments to organize the compilation of a list of joint reward measures for the trustworthy and joint disciplinary measures against the untrustworthy, in accordance with relevant state provisions.

The list of joint reward measures for the trustworthy and joint disciplinary measures against the untrustworthy shall list content such as the specific matters for joint rewards and punishments, the basis for implementation and the implementing entities, methods, and targets; and release this to the public.

Article 32: Where legal persons or unincorporated organizations are entered into the list of targets for joint disciplinary action, punishments for untrustworthiness shall also be employed against their legal representatives or principle responsible persons and actual controllers, and relevant information on untrustworthiness is to be recorded in their personal credit record.

Article 33: Relevant departments and units shall establish and complete credit pledge systems, building new forms of credit-based regulatory mechanisms.

The performance on written pledges made by market entities when handling administrative licensing matters under the credit pledge system shall be included in their credit records and used as an important basis for supervision and management during and after the matter.

Market entities are encouraged to proactively make public credit pledges to the public, and the credit pledges are to be entered into the market entities' credit records, and societal oversight is to be accepted.

Article 34: Based on Credit Subjects' credit status, market entities are encouraged to give beneficial facilitation, increased trade opportunities, and other reductions of transaction costs for trustworthy entities; and to cancel benefits, increase guarantee deposits, and otherwise increase transaction costs for untrustworthy entities.

Financial institutions are encouraged to provide benefits and facilitation in accordance with relevant state provisions in areas such as credit financing, interest rates, methods for repaying debt to trustworthy entities; and to use risk pricing models to increase interest rates on loans and property insurance rates for untrustworthy entities in accordance with relevant state provisions or limit the provision of services such as loans, sponsorship, underwriting, or insurance to them.

Article 35: Industry associations and encouraged to cooperate with lawfully established credit service establishments to carry out credit grading and assessments, and adopt reward measures for trustworthy entities such as raising the rank of members based on their charters; and adopt punitive measures such as industry warnings, circulation of criticism in the industry, public censure, cancelling membership credentials, for untrustworthy entities.

  Chapter IV: Protection of Credit Subjects' Rights and Interests

Article 36: The municipal department for reform and development, together with relevant departments, shall establish and complete systems for the protection of credit subjects' rights and interests, and safeguard credit subjects' lawful rights and interests.

Article 37: Social Credit Information must not be unlawfully collected, aggregated, used, processed, or transferred by any organization or individual, and must also not be unlawfully bought and sold, provided, or disclosed.

Absent authorization from the credit subject, inquiries must not be made by any organization or individual into the non-public Social Credit Information of information subjects. Unless otherwise provided by laws and regulations.

Article 38: Credit subjects enjoy the right to make free inquiries into their own Social Credit Information.

Public credit management bodies, credit service establishments, and the like shall provide free inquiry services to credit subjects into their own Social Credit Information.

Article 39: Credit Subjects have the right to know about conditions such as the collection, aggregation, and use of their Social Credit Information, as well as the sources of information contained in their own credit reports, and the reasons for any changes.

Natural persons have the right to obtain free credit reports twice each year from credit service establishments that collect and aggregate their Social Credit Information. The credit reports provided by credit service establishments shall indicate circumstances such as the use and inquiries into Social Credit Information.

Credit service establishments providing related services to credit subjects must not bundle the provision of those services to the collection of social credit information, and must not compel or indirectly compel credit subjects to accept it.

Article 40: Where credit subjects feel that there were circumstances such as mistakes or omissions, or infringement of lawful rights and interests such as in commercial secrets, personal information, or others' information during the course of situations such as collection, aggregation, or use of Social Credit Information, they may raise objections and applications to the credit management bodies or credit service establishments, and provide relevant evidence.

Article 41: After public credit management bodies receive objections, they shall make an objection indicator and where it is within the scope to be handled by that unit, shall complete handling and send the results to the person making the objection within 3 business days of having received it; and if it is necessary to verify information with the social credit information providing units, they shall complete the verify, investigation, and handling within 10 working days from the date on which they receive the objection, and notify the objector of the results. The unit receiving the verification notice shall promptly address it, and synchronize the verified information record to the credit information sharing platform.

After credit service establishments receive objections, they shall make an objection indicator and promptly inform the objector in writing of the outcome of the handling and the source of information; where the decision is to not make a correction, the reasons shall be given.

After the objection has been handled, the objection marker shall be removed. Where the handling of objections requires inspections, testings, quarantine, evaluations, or expert review, the time required shall not be included in the time limits for processing objection applications.

Article 42: The time limit for applying for inquiries into information on credit subjects' trustworthiness to credit information sharing platforms, credit service establishments, etc. is five years, except where otherwise provided by the state.

The time period in the preceding paragraph is calculated from the date on which the untrustworthy conduct or incident concludes. When the time limit is completed, public credit management bodies, credit service establishments, and so forth, shall delete the information on untrustworthiness from the disclosure and inquiry interface, and are no longer provide external inquiries into it; and the information is no longer to be used as the basis for social credit assessments of credit subjects. Except as otherwise provided for by law.

Article 43: Where credit subjects apply to the public credit management bodies to have information deleted such as on their having received commendations and rewards, having participated in volunteer service, and made charitable donations, the public credit management bodies shall delete that information and inform the unit that had provided the public credit information.

Where after credit subjects' public credit information has been aggregated on the credit information sharing platform, relevant state organs withdraw or correct the information used to determine their trustworthiness, the unit that previously provided the public credit information shall inform the public credit management body within three working days. Public credit management bodies shall delete or correct the information on trustworthiness in question within 4 working days of receiving the notice.

Article 44: During the period for inquiries into information on trustworthiness, units providing public credit information shall follow relevant state provisions to initiate procedures for prompting and admonishment or for warnings and admonishment, to spur the credit entities to perform relevant obligations and eliminate negative impact.

Article 45: During the time period for inquiries into information on untrustworthiness, credit subjects may carry out credit restoration by correcting untrustworthy conduct, eliminating negative impact, making credit pledges, completing credit rectification, passing credit checks, receiving special training, submitting credit reports, and participating in charitable activities. Where credit subjects have legitimate reasons for being unable to promptly carry out credit restoration, the city's relevant state organs may employ measures such as relaxing time limits for credit restoration.

After credit subjects complete credit restoration through the methods specified in the preceding paragraph, the public credit management bodies shall delete the information on untrustworthiness from the credit information sharing platform's disclosure and inquiry interfaces, and share the credit restoration information with relevant departments and credit service establishements. Related departments and credit service establishments shall promptly delete that information on trustworthiness from related platforms and websites.

Article 46: Where credit subjects have completed credit restoration, the city's relevant administrative organs shall promptly delete them from the list of the seriously untrustworthy, and the list of targets for joint punishment.

  Chapter V: Development of the Credit Services Industry

Article 47: The municipal departments for reform and development shall collaborate with relevant departments to draft policy measures for the development of the credit services industry, and include development of the credit services industry in planning for the establishment of the social credit system, support credit service establishments providing society with related credit products and services, strengthening oversight and management of credit service establishments, and cultivating and regulating the healthy and orderly development of the credit services industry.

Article 48: Credit service establishments are encouraged and supported in using technology such as big data to develop credit products, expanding the field of credit applications and services, providing varied and customized credit services, and actively participating in international cooperation to strengthen international impact.

Credit service establishments are encouraged to cooperate with credit service establishments in Beijing, Hebei Province, and other provinces, autonomous regions, and directly-governed municipalities.

Article 49: Introducing the participation of credit service establishments into the credit regulation of key industries is to be encouraged and supported, to provide social credit information inquiry and verification services in the establishment, recording, and qualification of entry for industry credit archives, and to provide industry credit status monitoring reports and industry credit analysis reports, and so forth.

During work such as on administrative approvals, government procurement, bidding in government-invested construction projects, and policy supports and funding, all levels of this city's state organs may purchase credit services and products from credit service establishments, such as for social credit inquiries and social credit assessment, and the necessary costs are to be borne by the state organs.

Article 50: Credit industry associations shall strengthen industry self-discipline and management, organizing the drafting and promoting implementation of industry norms, formulating industry statistical reports, developing publicity trainings, policy recommendations, and industry information publications, and elevating the capacity and credibility of industry services.

Article 51: Credit service establishments have an obligation to protect the confidentiality of state secrets, commercial secrets, personal privacy, and other personal information that they learn of during operations, and they must not obstruct national security, public safety, and the public interest, and must not harm the lawful rights and interests of credit subjects.

Article 52: Schools of higher education are encouraged to set up majors related to credit management, cultivating talent specializing in credit services; and credit service establishments are supported in bringing in high level foreign and domestic credit services talent.

Article 53: The city is to promote schools of higher learning, scientific research establishments, and enterprises carrying out academic-industry cooperation, establishing a model of development for the credit industry that integrates education and training with incubating research, promoting the deep integration of the cultivation of talent, technological innovation, and industry development.

  Chapter VI: The establishment of a social credit environment

Article 54: All levels of this city's state organs shall establish and complete systems for the exercise, restraint, and oversight of authority, giving full play to the role of state organs in modeling and guiding the establishment of the social credit system, increasing the credibility of state organs, and establishing an image of creditworthiness for state organs that is open, fair, and uncorrupt.

All levels of the city's state organs shall perform on policy pledges made to market entities in accordance with law, and all types of lawfully concluded contracts; and they must not breach contracts on the grounds of an adjustment of administrative divisions, change of government, adjustment of institutions or functions, or replacement of relevant responsible persons Where it is necessary to change in policy pledges or contracts and agreements for the national interest or societal public interest, it shall be done in accordance with legally-prescribed authority and procedures, and the market entities suffering losses as a result are to be compensated in accordance with law.

The staff of this City's state organs shall handle matters in accordance with law, be truthful and creditworthy, and do a good job of modeling the establishment of social credit.

Article 55: The municipal and district people's governments shall periodically organize and carry out government integrity assessments of lower-level people's governments and remote agencies, and the evaluation results shall be an important consideration in performance evaluations.

Article 56: All levels of this city's judicial organs shall advance judicial openness, a judiciary that is strictly just, increasing judicial credibility, and maintaining social fairness and justice.

Article 57: Enterprises, public institutions, social organizations and other organizations shall strengthen their own establishment of social credit in production, operations, financial management, and labor management, and shall abide by industry credit regulations and professional ethics, and improve the business credit environment.

Article 58: The city strengthens the construction of social creditworthiness in fields such as medicine and health, social security, education and scientific research, culture and sports, environmental protection, and basic-level governance, and promote the formation of a societal current that admires and practices creditworthiness, and creates a social atmosphere of creditworthiness and harmony.

Article 59: The municipal and district people's governments shall organize education in social mores, professional ethics, family virtues, and personal ethics.

The city's relevant departments shall combine the selection of models of spiritual civilization and morality with each industry's activities on creating creditworthiness, establishing exemplars of creditworthiness, and promoting the traditional culture of honesty and trustworthiness and the essence of contract.

Departments of education and all types of school shall carry out education for students on creditworthiness, and include creditworthiness education in the content of students' ideological education.

Article 60: Media such as radio, television, newspapers and periodicals, and the Internet shall spread knowledge of social credit, publicize advanced examples of honesty and trustworthiness, and promote a culture of creditworthiness through news reports, special columns, and public service advertisements.

  Chapter VII: Legal Responsibility

Article 61: Where laws or administrative regulations already have provisions on handling conduct that violates these Regulations, follow those provisions.

Article 62: Where the staff of state organs, or organizations authorized by laws or regulations to have duties managing public affairs, abuse their power, derelict their duties, twist the law for personal gain, or have other illegal acts in the course of social credit management, the authorized organs are to order corrections, and give penalties to the directly responsible managers and other directly responsible personnel in accordance with law; and where a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility is to be pursued in accordance with law.

Article 63: Where credit service establishments, industry associations, chambers of commerce, other enterprises and public institutions or their staffs violate the provisions of Article 22 of these regulations, the development and reform department or the departments specified by laws and administrative regulations are to order that corrections be made within a certain time, confiscate unlawful gains, and give a fine of between 50,000 and 100,000 RMB to the unit; where the circumstances are serious, a fine of between 100,000 and 300,000 yuan is to be given; and for individuals, a fine of between10,000 and 30,000 RMB is to be given, and where the circumstances are serious, a fine of between 30,000 and 100,000 RMB is to be given; where a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility is be pursued in accordance with law.

Article 64: Where public credit management bodies or credit service establishments violate the provisions of Articles 41, 42, 43, or 51 of these regulations, the development and reform departments shall order that corrections be made within a certain time, and where corrections are refused fine of between 10,000 and 50,000 RMB may be imposed.

Article 65: Where public credit management bodies or credit services establishments, as well as other enterprises and public institutions, etc., violate the lawful rights and interests of credit subjects and cause harm during the collection, aggregation, or use of social credit information, they shall bear corresponding civil liability in accordance with law.

  Chapter VIII: Supplemental Provisions

Article 66: These regulations shall take effect on January 1, 2021.

 

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