A notice board displaying role models with high social credit scores. The scheme is reward-and-penalty driven; those receiving high credit have access to benefits and priority for particular services, while those with low marks are denied or lose such opportunities. Photo: Nectar Gan
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Clarity needed if China’s social credit system is to work

  • There has been widespread confusion as to what exactly the nationwide model will entail; authorities have to ensure transparency and fairness

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A notice board displaying role models with high social credit scores. The scheme is reward-and-penalty driven; those receiving high credit have access to benefits and priority for particular services, while those with low marks are denied or lose such opportunities. Photo: Nectar Gan
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