Big Brother is coming: Inside China's plan to rate its 1.3 billion citizens

Big Brother is coming: Inside China's plan to rate its 1.3 billion citizens

China plans to roll out a comprehensive credit rating system - detailing the 'trustworthiness' of its 1.3 billion citizens - by 2020. Based on data pulled from a raft of online and government sources, the Social Credit Rating system will essentially allow Beijing to sculpt its population's behaviour using a set of rewards and punishments.