The Chinese social credit system has been a widely discussed, charged, and controversial global topic often portrayed as the realization of Orwell`s “1984” or a Black Mirror episode. But both inside and outside of China, understandings concerning the system are far from perfect. One year ahead of its official implementation, we take a closer look at what it is and what it will look like, as our group of experts set out to debunk some of the biggest myths concerning the system. […]
The city of Rongcheng is one of the areas in China that has established a social credit ‘score’ system, actually giving out points on the basis of ‘trustworthy’, and ‘untrustworthy’, conduct. In fact, Rongcheng is
Ling Li of the University of Vienna has allowed us to cross-post her recent reflections on new Communist Party Regulations on Political Legal Work, which she published in three parts on her personal blog.
Following a brief analysi…