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Saturday, March 17, 2018

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year. People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission's website on Friday. Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions, said the statements which were dated March 2.




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The move is in line with President's Xi Jinping's plan to construct a social credit system based on the principle of "once untrustworthy, always restricted", said one of the notices which was signed by eight ministries, including the country's aviation regulator and the Supreme People's Court.

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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This is futuristic concept - in the dystopia sense.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-03-16 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If it happens it's because we allowed it


#2 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-03-18 12:33 AM | Reply

Here we just use prison and torture, so we're better.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-18 06:54 AM | Reply

I saw this episode on Black Mirror.



#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-18 01:08 PM | Reply

Little late to the party China.
We invented "money" as a tool of control like thousands of years ago.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-18 03:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I try not to be too negative about China's approach to things because they deal with meeting and managing the needs of a MASSIVE population on fewer resources than that which we enjoy or have access too.

As it is... the US relative to China is a country full of fat ... and I do mean fat... bellyachers and non stop whiners easily whipped up onto homicidal frenzies because someone offended them by infringing into their "personal space".... imagine how it would be if we had 4X's our current population people lashing out the way we do about our personal traumas?
China has been civilized for 70 centuries... I'm sure this is just one tiny blip in their long list of things tried.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-03-19 07:16 AM | Reply

Must be coincidence they rolled this out on Trump's watch. I mean, Trump himself said about all the world's problems: "Only I can fix it."
OK, Orange Julius, we're waiting...that is, if you can get off your fat ass from Tweeting on the toilet, watching Fox and Friends in bed, and golfing long enough to do anything but photo ops.

#7 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-03-19 09:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite

Wow. Sorry but this is just a trampling of people's rights. China is still a controlled society - a police state. I get the idea that people can just be flippant about fines and what not but the corruption is real in China just like anywhere else. "Once Untrustworthy, Always Restricted" just cries of abuse. It's not like China has a court system even nearly as "fair" as our unjust system.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-03-19 04:37 PM | Reply

This has already been invented and its called the Plonk. Clearly sniper shouldn't be allowed on airplanes.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-03-19 05:53 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-03-18 01:08 PM | REPLY

That's one of my favorite Black Mirror episodes and the first thing I thought of when I read the article.

#10 | Posted by bartimus at 2018-03-19 05:58 PM | Reply

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