While many Chinese welcome the new Social Credit system being put into place by the government, this article on Australia's ABC looks at how the government can use it to silence those it considers dissidents and a taste of things to come to the rest of the world.
Liu Hu is just one of them.
In many societies, he would be celebrated. Not in China.
Liu Hu is an investigative journalist who has uncovered corruption at the top levels of the Party and solved serial murder cases.
He says the government considers him an enemy.
Hu lost his social credit when he was charged with a speech crime and now finds himself locked out of society due to his low score.
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