Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan deleted from China’s ‘social credit system’ site

Meant to improve governance and market order, China's social credit system is being tested using 'black lists' – or, in some communities, 'scores' – to incentivise citizens and corporate behaviour.

The New Indian Express
Date: 14th July 2019

By: IANS

The Chinese government plans to rank all citizens based on their ‘social credit’ by next year.

HONG KONG: Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have been removed from a Chinese government "social credit system" website, the media reported on Sunday.

In a message posted on his Facebook page late Saturday night, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said the items on Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan had been deleted from the "Credit China" website operated by the National Public Credibility Information Centre, after communications between the site administrator and the city's government, reports the South China Morning Post newspaper.

On July 9, some Taiwanese newspapers and online platforms in Hong Kong claimed the social credit system would be implemented in the city. Nip had refuted the claim later that day.

"The deletion of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from the website, which was done on Saturday, is aimed at avoiding any misunderstanding that the social credit system will be implemented in Hong Kong," a Hong Kong government source said on Sundat.    [FULL  STORY]

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