101 East

China’s Spying Eyes

Investigating China’s Social Credit system which seeks to reward good behaviour and punish what is considered bad.

China’s surveillance is on the rise.

Hundreds of millions of cameras monitor Chinese citizens’ using facial recognition, body scanning and geo-tracking.

What people say, do and even think is watched – scrutinised and scored.

China’s Social Credit system ranks people as good citizens or bad … to be rewarded or punished.

As Big Brother meets Big Data, 101 East investigates how China is implementing the most sophisticated system of social control in history.