Jianggan district court in Hangzhou has found a new way to pressure local debtors into paying up by sending advertisements to their friends and families on WeChat and offering rewards for providing tip-offs about new debts. Photo: Weibo

Chinese court’s WeChat adverts offer cash to snitch on your indebted friends and relatives

  • Rewards via mini-program on the app are announced by court in Hangzhou
  • Chance to ‘participate in whistle-blowing’ in line with China’s social credit system
Topic |   China Society

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Jianggan district court in Hangzhou has found a new way to pressure local debtors into paying up by sending advertisements to their friends and families on WeChat and offering rewards for providing tip-offs about new debts. Photo: Weibo
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