China is banning people with bad ‘social credit’ from using planes and trains – Yahoo

China has announced new measures that mean citizens with bad “social credit” will be restricted from travelling.

Acts that can earn you a place on the blacklist – barring you from trains and planes – include smoking on public transport and using expired tickets, as well as more sweeping and vaguely defined violations such as “spreading false information about terrorism”.

According to Reuters, the new rules will come into effect on May 1, and it’s all part of President Xi Jinping’s plan to construct a social credit system based on the principle of “once untrustworthy, always restricted”.

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