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Hayward: U.S. Media Finally Notices China’s Creepy ‘Social Credit’ System

CBS News on Tuesday reported on China’s plan to assign citizens a “social credit score,” a system that has already restricted the travel privileges of millions of people who were rated poor citizens due to undesirable speech and behavior. The system begins expanding nationwide next week after a limited trial run.

Young Vietnamese girls wave Chinese and Vietnamese flags as visiting Chinese vice president Xi Jinping (not pictured) is greeted during the official welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi on December 21, 2011. Xi is on a three-day official visit for talks with all top Vietnamese leaders on a …