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
Illustration: Kaliz Lee