Category Archives: News Summaries

Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 7th August

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 31st July to 7th August 2017.

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Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 31th July

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 24rd to 31st July 2017.

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Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 24th July

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 17th to 23th July 2017.

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Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 17th July 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 10th to 16hth July 2017. 
 

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Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 10th July 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 2nd to 9th July 2017. 
 
 
Development of consumers’ social credit scores undergoes a change in schedule

Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 3rd July 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 26th June to 2nd July 2017. 


Hebei Province holds public consultation on social credit

After the Shanghai Regulations on Social Credit (上海市社会信用条例 Shanghaishi shehui xinyong tiaoli) were issued last week, more provincial governments are preparing to issue comprehensive local legislation. This week, Hebei Province will hold a public consultation to solicit opinions on the “Hebei Regulations on Social Credit Information”. The consultation will be held on 6th July. The deadline to apply for attendance expired on 2nd July  [read more here]



According to Xinhua, more local governments are adopting legislation on public officials integrity records. In discussing legislation enacted by Suqian Municipality (Jiangsu Province), Xinhua commented that: “the construction of an integrity system for public officials is an important step in strengthening the construction of an integrity system in public administration, and in improving an important aspect of social credit.” Government regulation of public officials’ behavior is not new. It is of the governance aspects being integrated in the social credit system.  [read more here]


As part of their efforts to construct a social credit system in the field of commerce, the Ministry of Public Security and other seven ministries are launching a special action against fake health and beauty products. As reported by Xinhua, according to Jin Xiaotao, comprehensive management and systems building should be strengthened, to encourage social capital and medical institutions to provide better medical and beauty services to society. Government supervision should be strengthened with the adoption of innovative means, such as the creation of punishment blacklists, to strengthen self-regulation by the health and beauty industry, and promote its healthy development. 
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Social Credit Weekly News Summary – 26th June 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the News Summary at China’s Social Credit System – A Collection of Documents blog. As part of the joint project launched by the Coalition for Peace and Ethics and the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, this post brings you the three most important developments in the social credit system  that occurred from 19th to 25th June 2017. 


Shanghai Municipality passes what has been dubbed ‘China’s first comprehensive local regulation on social credit’

The Shanghai Regulations on Social Credit (上海市社会信用条例 Shanghaishi shehui xinyong tiaoli) were issued on 23rd June. While the full text of the Regulations was not yet available as of June 25th, the President of Shanghai’s People Congress, Ding Wei, stated how this document is meant to provide stronger protection to individual personal information. In fact, in their general principles the Regulations state how “The collection, gathering, sharing and other activities related to social credit information shall abide by the principles of legality, objectivity and necessity (…) it shall not infringe (…) personal privacy and personal information.” [read more here]


According to the Legal Daily, 12 months after the Guiding Opinion on Improving The System of Joint Incentive and Joint Punishment (here, in Chinese) was passed, a total of 7,610,000 pieces of information were published on persons subject to enforcement for ‘breaking trust’. The sale of plane tickets was restricted on 7,330,000 occasions, the sale of railway tickets was restricted on 2,760,000 occasions. A total of 1,500 enterprises were blacklisted, due to irregularities in their financial management.  [read more here]


The Supreme People’s Court website reported that on 20th June the Central Propaganda Department and the Supreme People’s Court held a conference titled ‘Promoting the Institutionalization of Integrity, Nurturing the Practice of Core Socialist Values. The conference pointed out the need to construct a social credit system based on the combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ forms of regulation, where the social cost of breaking trust would be as such as to make individuals unwilling to transgress relevant norms of conduct. The conference called for strengthening the role of people’s courts in the construction of a system of integrity through legal interpretation and adjudication [read more here]