Household debt, which includes mortgage loans and credit cards, accounts for 52 per cent of China’s gross domestic product. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s new credit rating system will even monitor people’s utility bill payments

  • System developed by central bank to help government better control debt likely to be introduced soon, state media says
  • But prevalence of shadow banking means official databases can only know part of the story, analyst says
Topic |   China economy

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Household debt, which includes mortgage loans and credit cards, accounts for 52 per cent of China’s gross domestic product. Photo: Bloomberg
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.