China's system of 'social credit' control gets creepier with new app exposing 'deadbeat debtors'

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China's 'social credit' system gets creepier with new app introduced in northern province

A new app exploiting China's controversial system of social credit control has been introduced that will highlight so-called 'deadbeat debtors'.  The app will warn users when they are in close p...

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