China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported on Monday that over 11.14 million instances of individuals not being able to board flights – and 4.25 million similar incidents on trains – had occurred “by the end of April.”
Well imagine if there was a social credit system. But it was the government that used it to decide who could travel, or live in certain apartments. Imagine if your social credit was too low to send your kids to a private school, or get a better job.
A Zhima Credit Score, similar to a U.S. credit score, but much more in-depth, is beginning to dominate how Chinese interact with one another, and the kinds of business transactions they are able to make.