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China’s ‘citizen scores’ system gets people barred from flights – just like ‘Black Mirror’

British television show about the dark side of technology featured a character who was denied access to a flight seat based on her “social credit score,” a strikingly similar situation to the 4.9 million Chinese citizens now unable to purchase flight tickets due to poor credit or outstanding debt.
12 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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