About

China’s Social Credit System is the website of a joint research project on social credit launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs on June 13, 2017.

The research project is entitled ‘China’s Social Credit Initiative in A Global Context‘, and has the goal to explore the challenges, as well as the opportunities, the emergence of social credit presents to China and the rest of the world.

This website has the sole goal to present to the public a growing collection of legislative and regulatory documents on social credit in China. 

The website is maintained and updated by Dr. Flora Sapio, an internationally renowned expert on Chinese Law.


Founded in 2006, the Coalition for Peace and Ethics is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, research and information focused organization. The CPE avoids ideology, adopts no specifical political or religious doctrine, and owes allegiance to no master. The CPE is engaged in a series of projects based on the production and dissemination of knowledge that is meant to empower people to take control of their own lives for personal and societal betternment in ways that are respectful to individuals and the communities in which they belong.

The Foundation for Law and International Affairs is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization mandated to promote academic and public discourse at the intersection of law and international affairs. The core vision of FLIA is to promote international cooperation and public dialog through the development of new ideas and collaboration with various academic, governmental, and civil actors.


About Dr. Sapio

A graduate in Political Science, a Doctor in Contemporary Asian Studies, a student in Philosophy and a peer reviewer for research projects and high-ranking Western academic journals, Dr. Sapio has produced knowledge through teaching, publishing, public speaking, technical assistance, interviews related to research projects, and media interviews for the think tanks, academic institutions, government organs, academic publishers, newspapers and magazines listed below.

Dr. Sapio is currently a board member of the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, and an adjunct at the Centre on China in the World, the Australian National University.

Think tanks

Stiftung Mercator (Germany)

Academic Institutions

The Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (The People’s Republic of China)
The Centre on China in The World, The Australian National University (Australia)
The Centre on China in the World, Australian National University
The U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law
The Penn State Research and Career Development Network for Law & International Affairs, The Center for Global Studies, The Penn State International Arbitration Group, and The Foundation for Law and International Affairs
The University of Cologne
The University of Duisburg-Essen
The South West China University of Political Science and Law
The Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University
The Renmin University of China
The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo Law School
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca
The Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University (Sweden)
The TOChina System (Italy)
The Julius-Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany)
The Torino World Affairs Institute (Italy)
The Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

Government Institutions
The Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
The Senate of the Republic of Italy
The Embassy of Italy in Beijing, People’s Republic of China
The Great-Britain China Centre

Academic Publishers (Peer reviewed journals not listed)

Brill
Cambridge University Press
Edward Elgar Publishing

Blogs and Websites

China Law Translate
The China Story Journal
Nazione Indiana
Cineresie (now Chinoiserie)

 Newspapers and Magazines

The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Les Echos
Radio Radicale
The Age
Business Week, Bloomberg
The Economist
The China Digital Times
Quartz
Business Insider
The Atlantic
La Stampa
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