As long as I’m insolvent, then I’m an unpardonable devil
David Kong, ‘discredited individual’
Sarah Dai writing for Inkstone on the social credit system in China.
While the Chinese social credit system appears draconian, with offenders banned from planes and high-speed trains, parallels can be made with ratings agencies and their clients the world over. A person who is interesting enough to have earned a low score, will also be interesting enough to work around the restrictions. Foreign companies are also required to register, and while it’s not yet official policy, expect all visitors to China to eventually have a score assigned to them. A score which follows you with facial recognition.