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October 30, 2019

State Council releases “moral KPIs” for citizens and the market

New guidelines outline the moral ideals for Chinese citizens in the Xi Jinping era, and paint a picture of model citizenship through the eyes of the Party.


October 24, 2019

Liu He: Local governments must pay back debts to SMEs

The central government continues to leverage the social credit system to crack down on local governments that fail to make good on payments to private enterprises.


October 22, 2019

NIPA outlines procedures for blacklisting and social credit repair in the patent field

These newer measures are focused on the administrative end of implementation — how long blacklisting lasts, and how to apply for removal from a patent blacklist.


October 17, 2019

Credit Dongbei: Chinese provinces sign regional social credit cooperation agreements

On October 15, the local governments of China’s four northeastern provinces are banding together in a cooperative agreement for the co-construction of a regional social credit system framework. Under the…


October 15, 2019

Revised policies solidify social credit’s tie-in to the bond market

The revisions include measures to punish violations of bond issuance regulations.


October 11, 2019

China’s brides and grooms to sign social credit promises during marriage registrations

Romance is alive and well: registrants must sign letters acknowledging understanding that violations of marriage law may result in blacklisting.


October 10, 2019

China’s NEA forms new corporate social credit committee for the power sector

The committee will work to establish social credit standards for companies involved in power supply and generation, electrical power infrastructure and power market transactions.


October 8, 2019

Corporate social credit records to be used as basis for China’s SME loans

China’s central government is stepping up its focus on Xinyidai 信易贷, a government-backed initiative to use social credit data to support loan financing for SMEs.


September 27, 2019

Xinhua launches English-language corporate social credit reporting portal

The launch provides one of the first channels through which non-Chinese-speakers can gain partial access to corporate social credit data.


September 24, 2019

Henan legislators reign in excessive use of blacklisting

In the run-up to the official release of Henan Province’s social credit policy, legislators are restricting the type of information that can be used as a basis for punishment under the local social credit system.


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