The U.S. Should Use Beijing’s Social Credit System against China
The National Interest -

Michael Rubin

Security, Asia

Beijing's social credit scheme can be an intelligence trove for Washington.

China’s new “social credit” system is about as Orwellian as you can get. While some pundits have praised the  China model—New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has dedicated several essays to his admiration of the one-party police state—in recent years, Beijing has grown increasingly authoritarian, aggressive, and assertive in its hostility to the post–World War II liberal order. It has...


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