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China blocks million of its citizens from booking flights

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China has blocked millions of its citizen from booking trains and flights as they implement the social credit system.

The Beijing based system will allow the government to closely monitor and judge its 1.3 billion citizens based on their activity and behavior.

In a detailed plan by the government, the system which is set to be rolled out in 2020 will make it difficult for untrustworthy citizens to move.

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The system will not only punish people but also organizations with poor trustworthiness. Social credit of both people and organizations will be made public on a regular basis.

Those who will be deemed untrustworthy will be prevented from moving while those who lose trust will heavily be fined.

The system which has currently been rolled out in some parts of the country has seen millions being blocked from booking trains and flights.

China is also said to have clamped down some of its citizens from accessing luxury options like booking a train business class ticket.

The eastern state of Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai is one of the areas where the social system is already in place.

Citizens will be rewarded points for participating in activities such as participating in blood donation and volunteer work.

Punishments include violating of traffic rules, purchasing to many video games, smoking in non-smoking areas and posting fake news.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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