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August 26, 2019

Formerly-blacklisted MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong’s social media account deleted (again)

Controversial MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong’s censorship struggle with authorities highlights raises questions as to how blacklisting might be indirectly applied as political leverage.


August 19, 2019

Hangzhou: Violations of waste management laws to be recorded in social credit records

Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province recently released new guidelines concerning solid waste management. The regulations stipulate that failure to follow the new guidelines will have social credit implications.


August 14, 2019

Luzhou, Sichuan to pilot government integrity system

Luzhou City in Sichuan Province has announced plans to launch an experimental social credit project aimed at evaluating and scoring the integrity of local government bodies.


August 13, 2019

State Council: credit reporting to be standardized by the end of 2020

The General Office of the State Council recently released a circular on the issue of deepening  the reform of deregulation services (放管服). The circular mentioned the creation of a social credit system and social credit monitoring as a means to this end. 


August 12, 2019

Liaoning Province is blacklisting water polluters

Liaoning’s environmental regulators announced a list of companies investigated and punished for exceeding drainage standards.


August 12, 2019

Shanghai to blacklist corrupt real estate agencies

The Housing Management Departments of Shanghai City recently announced the establishment of a blacklist for the intermediary services industry.


August 6, 2019

National Energy Administration releases draft policy on social credit for electric power providers

The NEA Energy Administration recently announced plans to use credit-based differentiated monitoring in its supervision of the electric power industry. 


July 25, 2019

Jiangsu: new credit rating system for highway and waterway construction companies

The province of Jiangsu has established a credit system for enterprises involved in the construction of public roads and waterways. 


July 25, 2019

Shanghai designates special fund for social credit system buildout

The city of Shanghai has established a fund specifically to support projects related to constructing their social credit system. The fund will focus on the construction, information dissemination, development, and optimization of the system. 


July 25, 2019

Cyberspace Administration announces national policy on blacklists and online behavior

A new CAC report announces blacklist measures for companies and individuals that violate cyberspace regulations.


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