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China to expand Social Credit System to 33 million companies ahead of 2020

China to expand Social Credit System to 33 million companies ahead of 2020

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Beijing has announced one of the most significant developments in its Social Credit System ahead of a planned nationwide rollout of its controversial behavioural engineering system pegged for 2020. Comment: Mind the language, because, while China may be more upfront about what its intentions are, all governments are involved in behavioral engineering in one way or another; the ban on smoking and the prohibitive taxes on tobacco are just two obvious examples. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) circulated a statement saying it is pushing ahead with a corporate ranking system that will affect 33 million companies. But it is generally understood that all companies in China and its 1.4 billion citizens will by 2020 be covered by the mandatory system that is designed to value and engineer better individual behaviour by awarding the trustworthy and punishing the disobedient. Localised versions of the national Social Credit System (SCS) at city and provincial levels are…
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