“It’s even worse than doing time because at least there’s a limit to a prison sentence.”

Life on the wrong side of China's social credit system

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Fri, Mar 29th, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

China's social credit system is in place and it sounds as if once you are labelled as a debtor getting out is nearly impossible.

This class of people, most of whom have shirked their debts, sit on a public database maintained by China’s Supreme Court. For them, daily life is a series of inflicted indignities – some big, some small – from not being able to rent a home in their own name, to being shunned by relatives and business associates.

In some places, telecoms companies even apply a special ringtone to the phone numbers of laolai as a warning.

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