The Chinese government plans to implement a mandatory social evaluation system to rate the trustworthiness of all the country's citizens. By 2020 scores will be decisive for things like getting loans or permission to travel.
China wants to introduce a Social Credit System to rate its citizens’ trustworthiness. Unconcerned about privacy protection, the government is billing the project as a cure for all manner of economic and social ills.
Facial recognition technology is taking hold in China, while in Europe it's considered a sign of a looming surveillance state. DW's Frank Sieren thinks there might be a happy medium.
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? We may be witnessing the answer with Apple, a long-time privacy advocate, acceding to Chinese demands on access to its iCloud services in the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is heading into his second term with a massive tailwind, but it will push the country further toward autocracy. The only thing modern about it is the technology, says DW's Matthias von Hein.
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