“China's Social Credit Scoring”

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This talk will first try to disentangle elements surrounding “social credit” a conflated concept and discuss its varied meanings in different social contexts. It then presents the case of Alibaba’s Ant Financial, its Alipay, Sesame Credit system and MyBank –internet bank. This integrated system based on big data in their digital cloud has been successfully offering financial support to tens of millions of Chinese Small and Microenterprises. Ant Financial’s operation opens up the questions many may have about the governance of data, such as Information Transparency, Security, Individual choices, Punishments and rewards as tools to build social credit.”
Period5 Mar 2020
Held atSchool of Social and Political Science
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • social credit
  • China
  • Alibaba's Sesame Credit system
  • big data
  • controversy