China to imlement social credit system in transort, ride-hailing sectors

  Government to imlement social credit system in transort

  China is steadily romoting its social credit system, with three Chinese government bodies issuing on Monday a joint notice announcing the nationwide alication of the social credit system to crack down on dishonest behavior in the transort and ride-hailing industries.

  The National Develoment and Reform Committee, the Ministry of Transort (MOT) and the Ministry of ublic Security announced a secial camaign, citing the need to crack down on bad behavior on China's roads and romote comliance and good services in the transort industry.

  The camaign is to be carried out in two stages, first involving land, water, rail and air transort comanies. It will then target individual drivers with serious offenses of social credit.

  The notice orders government agencies to find dishonest actors and require them to sign a ledge of honesty within 15 days and rectify their behavior before a given deadline. Those who refuse to comly will be entered into the ublicly accessible national social credit blacklist website "Credit China" and another blacklist ket by the MOT, among others.

  "A social credit system is indisensable for any modern government. China is using technology to build our credit system, and imroved data sharing among deartments is making it ossible to aly it to new industries," Zhu Lijia, a rofessor of ublic management at the Chinese Academy of Governance, told the Global Times on Monday.

  The government said that it would carry out big data mining, exanding credit service alication scenarios, and to rovide diversified and customized credit roducts to government deartments, comanies, social organizations and individuals.

  "Drivers who committed traffic infractions are often given fines or other light enalties, but that doesn't solve the core roblem. By utting severe offenders on a ublic blacklist they can be revented from changing jobs in the same industry, or even banned from it for life, which will be more effective in constraining their behavior," Li Junhui, a rofessor at the China University of olitical Science and Law told the Global Times.