Illustration: Kaliz Lee

The complex reality of China’s social credit system: hi-tech dystopian plot or low-key incentive scheme?

  • A dozen or so cities throughout the country are test beds for carrot-and-stick programmes to encourage businesses and individuals to comply with existing rules
  • The efforts have been roundly condemned overseas as Orwellian but for members of the public, the impact of the systems can vary
Topic |   China Society

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Illustration: Kaliz Lee
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Hungarian-born US investor and philanthropist George Soros delivering a speech on the sideline of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. He criticised China’s hi-tech surveillance regime. Photo: AFP

George Soros calls China’s President Xi Jinping ‘the most dangerous opponent of free societies’ due to face recognition AI and social credit plan

  • Billionaire investor warns of China’s use of artificial intelligence to keep tabs on its citizens
  • He says open societies must ‘pin hopes on the Chinese people’
Topic |   Xi Jinping

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Hungarian-born US investor and philanthropist George Soros delivering a speech on the sideline of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. He criticised China’s hi-tech surveillance regime. Photo: AFP
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