China to ban citizens with bad ‘social credit’ rating from taking flights or using trains

China to ban citizens with bad ‘social credit’ rating from taking flights or using trains, by The Independent.

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. …

China has flagged plans to roll out a system that will allow government bodies to share information on its citizens’ trustworthiness and issue penalties based on a so-called social credit score.

Wouldn’t want to say the wrong thing in China. Xi’s system is much more humane than Mao’s policy of a bullet to the head. Progress!

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific