St. James’s Place Speaker Series: China’s Social Credit System Explained

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.

The speaker

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.

The place

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
Ballroom I, 3 Floor
No.500 Weihai Road, Jing’An District, Shanghai

The time

Tuesday 24 September 2019
Registration 6:30pm
Presentation 7:00pm
Drinks Reception 8:00pm


The organiser

St. James’s Place Wealth Management
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St. James’s Place (Shanghai) Limited, Suite 2006-2007, 20/F, Tower 1, Jing An Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai, China 2000400