China, rapidly reverting to full-scale oppression, to implement ‘social credit’ punishments

China, rapidly reverting to full-scale oppression, to implement ‘social credit’ punishments
Chinese People's Congress celebrates removal of term limits for Xi Jinping (center, second row). (Image: Screen grab of UK Guardian video)

[Ed. – This “social credit” punishment system is very Mao- or Stalin-like.  What will be going on under the surface in the near future will be even worse.  This is extremely troubling.]

President Xi Jinping’s plan based on principle ‘once untrustworthy, always restricted’ to come into effect on 1 May

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.

People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commission’s website on Friday.

Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions, said the statements which were dated 2 March.

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