Video Shows How China Warns Its Citizens To Behave Or Get Punished By Its Nationwide Social Credit System

A video published on Monday of an announcement on a train from Beijing to Shanghai shows how the future of China could be dominated by people living in fear of a nationwide social credit system, which will rank all its 1.4 billion citizens based on their behavior.

The social credit system is basically an extension of a person’s financial credit score, which will be mandatory nationwide in 2020. But instead of just tracking financial performance, people will also be ranked on their “trustworthiness.”

“Dear passengers: People who travel without a ticket, or behave disorderly, or smoke in public areas will be punished according to regulations and the behavior will be recorded in the individual credit information system,” a female voice says over the train intercom.