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A deadbeat map is the last bizarre app from China



With this method, a Chinese court wants to convince any citizen to report another who is in debt but apparently has the ability to pay off his debts.


If China is the whole new world difficult to understand from a distance, the Internet in this country has access is much more complex. Against the usual exchange of information between borders, the firewall imposed by the Chinese regime and the language barrier – even worse, the alphabet.

We have already covered the universe of applications created by the Communist Party to keep its militants in line; there is also the well-known social credit system and the equally well-known WeChat censorship filters (similar to those that could be thought of for Europe). Now the Chinese Daily China publication gives more value a technological invention that is at least intriguing.

The proposal comes from a court in Heibei Province, the Hebei High People's Court. In consideration is the provision to the citizens of the province of an application that identifies the debtors in their vicinity.

The application, which works as a complement to WeChat – a kind of "WhatsApp / Facebook Chinese" – a map that reports to 500 meters of people who have debts registered to others, along with a small list with personal information.

The idea is (see if you remember something) to ensure that citizens control each other, taking into account their visible resources. With this method, the court of Heibei wants to convince any citizen to report another who is in debt but apparently has the ability to pay off his debts.

The premise inherent to the project had already been publicized in 2017, in order to feed the social credit system implemented by the Chinese. According to the international press, the platform will be powered and managed by local information agencies based on the information provided by the court.

From the same Chinese province of the last year, intriguing news about the debtors had appeared. In this case the face of the debtors will have been used in a "promotional" video that was shown before the film.


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