BEIJING – The Chinese Community Party hopes to have its social credit system fully operational across the entire country by 2020. What the CCP calls a social credit system, others are calling China a “digital dictatorship.”
Implementation of the system is well underway. Already 13.5 million Chinese have received scores low enough to be blacklisted. More about that later.
The system is being promoted as a method of ensuring the integrity of China’s people, but it also exposes those who are considered to be less honorable.
Virtually any transaction a Chinese person makes or is observed doing is incorporated into a sophisticated algorithm that translates into discounts and privileges for those with high scores. People who purchase cigarettes or who jaywalk have points deducted from their score. Low scores can result in travel restrictions, public shame, ineligibility to borrow from lending facilities, or send their children to private schools.
Several Chinese people in the following video express their ready acceptance of the social credit system as a way to encourage everyone to become a better system.
Yet, there are already 13.5 million people who would beg to differ. They have been blacklisted and are suffering the consequences.
The CCP has done an excellent job putting lipstick on a pig to sell their means of controlling the entire population. What looks so good to so many now may scare them when the makeup comes off. By the time they realize they are victims of legislated morality, it will be too late.
The problem with legislated morality is that the ruling authorities decide what is right or wrong and what is in the best interest of the country, i.e., what it means to be a good citizen.
Missions Box reported recently that “The country is now taking measures to crack down on all kinds of religious beliefs.” CCP leaders have already signaled that Christians are considered dangerous to the party and the country.
It is not a coincidence that police are confiscating Bibles and closing churches simultaneously with the implementation of the social credit system. Since the party considers Christians to be enemies of the state, it will not be long before they begin to suffer under its oppression as the system reveals itself for what it really is.
The same technology, derived from systems developed by Facebook and Google, is available nearly everywhere. Several Central and South American countries have been developing plans similar to China’s. How long would it take for all the less populous nations of the world to implement controls that would blacklist Christians as well?
Lest we become discouraged, let us also remember that we are watching the signs of the times that are leading to Christ’s return. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.
In the meantime, pray for those being persecuted right now.
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- Breitbart, China: Social Credit System Has ‘Restored Morality’ by Blacklisting over 13 Million People
- Global Times, More names added to travel bans for bad behavior in China
- PJ Media, China’s Scary Social Credit System Made in the USA by Google and Facebook
- The Washington Post, How China Is Planning to Rank 1.3 Billion People
- CBN News, 24/7 Surveillance with Shocking Rewards and Punishments: Could China’s Big Brother System Come to the USA?
- WJLA Channel 7, CROSS POINT: China’s social credit system is dangerous and expands the police state