US and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel in Beijing in November 2012. Photo: AP

US senators want Trump probe of China’s new corporate social credit system

  • Lawmakers fear programme could be used to coerce US firms to move research activities to China, hand over technology or support Chinese policies
  • Citing NBA tweet controversy, senators say system would further normalise Beijing’s ability to influence opinion toward foreign companies
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US and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel in Beijing in November 2012. Photo: AP
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A blood donation centre in Shenzhen. Officials are being urged to incentivise volunteers. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s social credit system expands to target social security fraud and reward blood donors

  • Social security ministry says individuals and companies that break law could face credit blacklisting on top of criminal penalties
  • Health officials urge local governments to look at ways of rewarding people who give blood
Topic |   China's social credit system

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A blood donation centre in Shenzhen. Officials are being urged to incentivise volunteers. Photo: Shutterstock
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