A screen shows a demonstration of a facial recognition software at the stall of the artificial intelligence solutions maker Horizon Robotics. Photo: Reuters

China’s social credit system will not lead to citizens losing access to public services, Beijing says

  • Vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission admits that ‘in the past, there were some inappropriate punishment measures for dishonesty’
  • Lian Weiliang also denied that there was any mechanism for sharing social credit information with authorities in Hong Kong
Topic |   China economy

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A screen shows a demonstration of a facial recognition software at the stall of the artificial intelligence solutions maker Horizon Robotics. Photo: Reuters
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.