Speaker Series: China’s Social Credit System Explained [Showcase Session]

  • When:
    Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Where:
    Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai (Ballroom I, 3/F), 四季酒店
    No.500 Weihai Road, Jing’An District, Shanghai
  • Price:
    Free of charge for both members and non-members, including light canapés & drinks. RSVP required.

In 2014 the Chinese government announced the implementation of a social credit system in 2020. In recent years many different local pilots, as well as a centrally administrated joint punishment system have been initiated. Many western media have described the system as Orwellian and dystopian and often compared it to an episode of the popular TV series Black Mirror. But thorough research by academics published in a variety of papers paints a more nuanced picture. In this session, China tech watcher Ed Sander will discuss the origins, elements and biggest misconceptions about the social credit system. His lecture is followed by a Q&A.

Ed Sander is co-founder of ChinaTalk, an organisation specialised in sharing knowledge about digital innovation in China. He delivers lectures and workshops and leads study tours to China. Ed has a background in database and online marketing and is the co-author of Follow That Customer! and former lecturer at Beeckestijn Business School.


  • 6:30pm Registration 
  • 7:00pm Presentation 
  • 8:00pm Light Canapés & Drinks Reception 

Please RSVP via the link here or the QR code in the invitation below.

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Event contact

Hilary Wu