social credit


On the 24th of September in Shanghai, ChinaTalk’s Ed Sander appeared as a guest speaker at a Speakers Series event organised by St. James’s Place Wealth Management. After a previous delivery of his lecture on China’s Social Credit System in April this year, Ed was invited by St. James’s Place to repeat his talk for their Speakers Series. Some 150 people attended the lecture, which was very well received. A sample of 38 participants that filled out the post-event survey rated the talk with 4,5/5 for both content and delivery. A recording of an earlier version of this lecture can […]

Successful St. James’s Place event on Social Credit


Op 1 augustus sprak ChinaTalk’s Ed Sander via Skype met trendwatcher Vincent Everts in Nantucket. Het verscheen in vier delen op Vincent’s YouTube kanaal. Hieronder kun je de video’s bekijken. Deel 1: Kennismaking Vincent: “Ed Sander is een China expert die o.a. New Retail reizen organiseert. Als voorbereiding voor mijn EVreizen.nl ondervroeg ik hem over de grote online en offline retail & payment trends, het reizen als buitenlander en de tools de je nodig hebt, het Chinese internet en de morele crisis daar en de ontwikkeling van het social credit systeem. Part1: Hoe werkte Ed als vrijwilliger in 2011-2013 in […]

In gesprek met Vincent Everts


On March 21st in Shanghai, ChinaTalk’s Ed Sander will try to separate fact and fiction regarding China’s Social Credit System (spoiler alert: most of the text below is fiction). Ed will be one of two speakers at an event called Talking China organised by Hutong School. From the Hutong School website: Do you consider yourself to be a good citizen? Where did you base your answer on? Did you base it on how often you would run a red light, jaywalking or forgetting to pay your fines? Imagine that every citizen would be rated based on such behaviors and that […]

Talking China – Behind China’s Social Credit System



For several years the media have been fascinated with China’s social credit system. Every couple of months the topic raises its ugly head again. Scary stories about an Orwellian society where everybody gets a score have the public rage on social media against the inhumane situation in China. But having studied the social credit system for the same number of years I have found that the media not only presents misinterpretations to their viewers and readers, it also knowingly misinforms them. I worked as an international volunteer at a Chinese NGO in a time of scandals about China’s Red Cross. […]

Blending Fact and Fiction – How Mainstream Media Misinform Us ...