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Balancing the Risk of China's Social Credit System for Business Benefits

Published: 28 August 2018

ID: G00367942

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen, Jie Zhang


China's social credit system is designed as a nationwide credit rating mechanism for individuals and organizations. With its focus on organizations, this research helps security and risk management leaders leverage this system to gain business benefits by balancing and addressing its relevant risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The Social Credit System Can Affect Organizations’ Independent Decision-Making Capacity, Innovation Strategies and Protection of Proprietary Information
  • Organizations May Self-Regulate and Face Less Government Intervention in Business Decisions, but Unwanted Scenarios Could Coexist
  • Potential Conflicts in Datasets Collected and Undefined Rating Criteria May Cause Ambiguities in Market Planning Strategy

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