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China a step closer to rolling out nationwide social credit system

Citizens with low scores will be "punished" and have less access to public and private services

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China is already installing cameras at all crossroads and collecting huge amount of data on behavioural habits of its population.

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DU Shan, a trendy marketing director from China who is in her 30s, proudly shows off her credit score on her mobile phone to anyone who is interested to see it - it reads 737, out of a maximum of 900.

The score is produced by e-retail giant turned e-bank, Alibaba, by an

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