Panel Discussion | The Chinese Social Credit System Revisited: Implementation, Impact and Irritations
29. Juni 2023
University of Würzburg

Panel Discussion | The Chinese Social Credit System Revisited: Implementation, Impact and Irritations

To conclude the project, the public event “The Chinese Social Credit System Revisited: Implementation, Impact and Irritations” will discuss the current state of the SCS with its remaining irritations and draw conclusions on the system’s impact on Germany.


China’s Social Credit System (SCS) is an artificial intelligence supported system seeking to enhance moral behaviour, financial reliability and social control. It is one of the most significant examples of radical digital innovation and to date the largest attempt made in social engineering. Its effects transcend China as it affects foreign companies and individuals present in China – including those from Germany.

Against this background, the interdisciplinary research project „Learning from the ‘frontrunner’? A multidisciplinary analysis of the Chinese Social Credit System and its impact on Germany“ investigated the opportunities and risks derived from China’s SCS-driven digital transformation and its impact on governments, firms and society in Germany.

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