Why Big Brother doesn't bother China

Who says government cannot innovate?

In one Chinese city, the local court system recently launched a smartphone-based map that displays the location and identity of anyone within 500m who has landed on a government creditworthiness blacklist.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2019, with the headline 'Why Big Brother doesn't bother China'. Subscribe