What Is China's Social Credit System? | NowThis World



chances are you might have heard about China's new social credit system you know the thing people are calling a scary dystopian surveillance program right out of George Orwell's book 1984 it's almost like they're exporting dystopia China's dystopian future the world's first digital dictatorship it's been painted as a countrywide surveillance program that watches every single thing that you do from what you're posting a line to the way that you cross a street but what would you say if I told you that a countrywide behavioral monitoring system is not actually a thing in China well not yet at least so China wants to set up a massive state sanctioned system that would bring every citizen based on their behavior it's basically it's meant as a tool to enforce all kinds of different laws regulations and other policies more effectively by getting people to self-police their behavior people and also legal entities like companies so this is not just about regulating people's behavior but also company's behavior considered good by the government would get a better ranking than behavior deemed bad which will get a lower ranking and if you get a bad score you get punished you could be banned from flying your kids could be prevented from attending good schools and you could even lose out on a good job and when reports of the system hit Western media some people were terrified they compared the proposed system to that crazy episode in Black Mirror but the idea of a credit system that tracks you in certain ways to determine how much or how little access you should have to certain things isn't new at all take the United States for example it has a financial credit system where a number of different factors determine your credit score if you don't have a good score you can be denied housing loans or even lines of credit and although it has its problems it does serve a purpose it helps determine whether someone can be trusted to repay their debts in China the world's most populous country in the second largest economy doesn't have anything like that so their proposal the Social Credit System but China took the idea of credit one step further On June 14 2014 the Chinese government formally announced its plans to create their Social Credit System a policy at deemed essential in quote building a harmonious socialist society the way that this is presented and Chinese media is that you know China is a low trust Society there is no trust between market participants like you can really tell at the company or persons trustworthy if they'll pay back the money so this Social Credit system is kind of presented as the cure-all for China all of China's trust based and suppose dishonest based problems and under the proposed system all behavior not just financial would be considered relevant in your ranking so if you're caught doing things like jaywalking spending too much time playing video games or posting things deemed inappropriate on social media you could get penalized but the exact methodology that the state will use to determine what is and isn't relevant remains unknown and that's probably because the government is still figuring out how they want the system to be implemented countrywide there are a number of cities that have kind of been designated as experimental zones in a way which is very common in China that's often how Chinese policies are rolled out you try them out and certain districts County in cities first and then you rule them out and those pilot programs very some of them aren't as extreme as others there are those that aren't even digitally based meaning individuals have to be caught breaking the law or doing something deemed inappropriate in person or have someone report on them and then there are those that monitor someone's social media and movement through camera systems an old berg says in some pilots those who exhibit desire behaviors get good grades and supposedly those people are also treated differently they have like a an A or a Triple A and kind of get preferential treatment and interaction with that with government ministries with a local government and in the future an increasing number of different benefits but just because it's not currently as widespread or problematic as Western media has made it out to be doesn't mean that there aren't significant ways the system can be misused on the one hand supposed to make sure that companies that violate environmental regulations or labor regulations get punished for that but on the other hand and also supposed to enforce a very vague laws such as endangering national security laws that if use maliciously can be used to target citizens we know that China has targeted and detained large numbers of ethnic weaker Muslims placing them in government re-education camps even though Western media is sensationalizing the hell out of the story it is possible that once a nationwide credit system is implemented in China it could be extremely problematic ultimately the idea that different governments or companies collect and centralize information about us try to profile us try to rate us ultimately is a problem that's gonna affect all of us Chinese or not because even though what China is doing is kind of the extreme of us it's not an ultimately it's a global problem that we're gonna have to deal with what do you think of the idea of a social credit system do you think it's a necessary step that needs to be taken or do you think it's just an overreach by the Chinese government make sure to let me know what you think in the comments below thanks for watching now this world and please don't forget to Like and subscribe for more every week




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  1. China persecutes Christians just as much if not more, way to only mention the Muslims extreme left NowThis.

    There is no question, this kinda of system is a travesty against humanity and China, in the way it is currently going, must be dismantled.

  2. The end game here is the Mark of Satan, and once the law is passed to have this RFID mandatorily implanted into your body, and if you reject it, they will kill you. Total control is coming in the satanic world dictatorship. The bible is true folks, seeks Jesus now before its too late.

    "This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long – We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order." -David Rockefeller

    Revelations 13:15 …and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark inside their right hand or inside their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six six six.

    "…allowing none to enjoy natural, civil, or municipal rights, who will not worship that papal beast, that is, the image of the pagan beast. It is made a qualification for buying and selling the rights of nature, as well as for places of profit and trust, that they have the mark of the beast in their forehead and in their right hand, and that they have the name of the beast and the number of his name. It is probable that the mark, the name, and the number of the beast, may all signify the same thing—that they make an open profession of their subjection and obedience to the papacy, which is receiving the mark in their forehead, and that they oblige themselves to use all their interest, power, and endeavour, to promote the papal authority, which is receiving the mark in their right hands." -Puritan Matthew Henry, 1662-1714

  3. This is pretty disingenuous, there's a huge difference between a score used by private companies to determine loan trustworthyness and a government psuedo-crime score used to block people from using public services, thereby permanently eliminating job prospects and forcing friends and relatives to disassociate.

  4. 我搜了一下社会信用体系相关的英文视频。发现外国人在这个问题上是纯粹的大傻逼。咱们中国人都觉得这个东西挺好的,被外国别有用心的媒体,出来大肆炒作之后。居然已经扭曲成这幅德行。懒得跟大傻逼解释任何事儿了。让他们自己继续傻逼下去吧。

  5. I like it. it's a good way to change china and chinese peoples image because chinese tourists "misbehaving" overseas is a little embarrassing to say the least. Even picking up after your dogs counts too. as for those whosay lack of freedom, well yeah how is China supposed to keep track so cameras have to go up. than again, freedom was never top priority in china. if it works for China, it works for China. the west should stop spreading their "ideals" to people who don't want to listen. just because it works for you doesn't mean it works for me. you do you and I do me booboo.

  6. Well, all things CCP did is Social Credit? We Chinese don't agree with it. Western media always like to disseminate negative information about China. Yet many Chinese support our government from our heart not by brainwashing.

  7. Why would anyone compare credit scores to a government tracking credit system?!? One of them is just a collection of free market companies saying whether you can lend from them or not. The latter is a government system that literally uses this to attack you with stopping your freedoms. I don't trust the politicians, why would I trust their programs that are forced on me whether I like it or not?

  8. I would like to see this credit system rolled out here in the UK. There is no trust here whatsoever.

  9. Social Credit? What if the system is actualized as a Meritocracy? This could be hugely beneficial to humanity.

  10. The makers of this video are trying to stay “neutral”.
    That’s what I call a sell out channel with no real principle or even the knowledge of natural laws promoting slavery as something that “could be good for you”
    A disgrace.

  11. See guys? Socialism definitely works, at least its working strongly in China. Send this video to Jordan Peterson! 😌

  12. is there anyway we can extend this system to foreigners too? if foreigners are breaking the law, or just acting a fool. whats good for the goose should be good for the gander

  13. This system is put into place to take away freedom of speech religion press etc. whenever someone talks bad about the government their score drops.

  14. Social credit is actually a great idea, it encourages citizens to contribute properly to their society and be good people. I think a great addition to this system would be a mark that goes on either the back of your hand or your forehead, to make buying and selling easier i.e. you can't buy or sell without it.

  15. If it is correct that Google have been helping equip the Chinese Gov. with this system their CEO's and anyone connected with this should be jailed for treason. Their funds confiscated and offshore accounts seized to pay for a multitude of good causes.

  16. Oh please stop using video clips from Hong Kong to portrait China. The city is not (yet) under full jurisdiction of the Central Chinese Government and I suppose we are not going to adopt the social credit system any time soon. I know it is more difficult to find raw clips of actual mainland China but this right now is misleading.

  17. this is happening now in America …….look at conservatives that are losing there bank accounts……because there spreading truth on the internet

  18. Yes Yes Keep Praying For America to go Away! Pray for the Country that brought the world the digital age and many many inventions and innovations to go way! You will all weep, when your hatred of America materializes and America fades away! You will weep when China starts becomes the worlds power! You will weep when your own countries politicians allow the Chinese to come and offer “Economic Aid” like the British did! You will weep when state backed Corporations start projects in your countries in the name of trade! You will weep when Chinas Version of the East India Trading Company come to your nation! You will weep when you are colonized! You will weep when they become you masters! You will weep! You will cry! It’s sad to see Pakistan and Sri Lanka die! Plunged into Chinese debt its colonization once more! Those who think that America is the worst country in the world or the most dangerous are ignorant fools. It’s the only country that’s stopping the world from plunging into the age of Slavery and Colonization! The menace is here the menace is now!

  19. "Could be problematic " ??!! This video was made by a socialist geeks, seems like. Wake the F UP .

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