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May 13, 2020

Supreme People’s Court grants leniency to support post-COVID work resumption

The opinions lessen or temporarily lift social credit disciplinary measures for companies affected by the pandemic.


April 20, 2020

Jiangsu province releases draft of provincial social credit regulations

The regulations outline the province’s intentions to implement, standardize and refine social credit policy and data sharing systems, and define the rights and obligations of both government and credit subjects under the SCS.


February 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Zhucheng rolls epidemic prevention incentives into local social credit scoring system

“Shunde Points” are awarded to individuals making exemplary contributions to epidemic prevention and control, and deducted for endangering public health.


February 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese authorities leverage social credit in the fight against COVID-19

Regulators are turning to the social credit system to enforce regulations related to containing the spread of novel coronavirus.


January 14, 2020

China’s second-generation financial credit reporting system may come online Jan 20

These second-generation credit reports are expected to incorporate some core social credit system data sets.


January 10, 2020

Central bank official Mu Changchun: “Credit reporting is not a super cop”

Mu published an important Caixin op-ed urging checks on the expansion of the social credit system (SCS).


December 20, 2019

State Council: grading system for China’s government services to be complete by end of 2020

The plan aims to tackle inefficiency and transparency and through the establishment of a “national integrated online government service platform”.


December 3, 2019

China lays new policy groundwork for domestic credit rating industry

The policy is also a critical component in the ongoing opening-up of China’s financial markets.


November 27, 2019

Health officials respond: Not donating blood will not negatively effect social credit

But they did double down on the inclusion of blood donation in the system overall.


November 25, 2019

In the news: Inclusion of blood donation in China’s social credit system sparks debate

A new policy raises questions about whether or not the inclusion of blood donation in social credit records extends the boundaries of the system beyond what is reasonable.


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