Get rid of your smartphone now. You are living in a digital dictatorship.

Every thing you do on the internet is logged.  In the background, you are being monitored, where you go, what you buy, what you write and even what you say.

Also who you associate with.  This gives you a score, a total which decides whether you can get a loan, your children will get places in schools and universities,

whether you will get jobs.  This is not a fantasy.  It’s happening today.  In China it is already known by the population whites going on.  In the West it is still a

covert system.  One day it will come out from the background and take over control of the population directly, in your face.

Hu lost his social credit when he was charged with a speech crime and now finds himself locked out of society due to his low score.

In 2015, Hu lost a defamation case after he accused an official of extortion.

He was made to publish an apology and pay a fine but when the court demanded an additional fee, he refused.

Last year, the 43-year-old found himself blacklisted as “dishonest” under a pilot social credit scheme.

“There are a lot of people who are on the blacklist wrongly, but they can’t get off it,” says Hu.

It’s destroyed his career and isolated him, and he now fears for his family’s future.

The social credit system has closed down his travel options and kept him under effective house arrest in his hometown of Chongqing.

“Their eyes are blinded and their ears are blocked. They know little about the world and live in an illusion.”

In an apartment above the streets of Chongqing city, Hu tries to use a phone app to book train tickets to Xi’an. The attempt is rejected.

“[The app] says it fails to make a booking and my access to high-speed rail is legally restricted,” he explains.

Hu’s social media accounts, where he published much of his investigative journalism, have also been shut down.

Hu claims his combined Wechat and Weibo accounts had two million followers at their peak but are now censored.

Hu believes his blacklisting is political and has tried to appeal to authorities. So far he has been met with silence.

Hu wants to warn the world of the nightmare of social credit.

Doing so could put his friends and family at risk of reprisals from the state, but Hu believes most Chinese don’t yet understand what’s to come under the digital totalitarian state.

“You can see from the Chinese people’s mental state,” says Hu.

“Their eyes are blinded and their ears are blocked. They know little about the world and live in an illusion.”


3 Responses to “Get rid of your smartphone now. You are living in a digital dictatorship.”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    A social credit scheme run by Common Purpose cabinet office marxists for “the greater good” of course that would never happen in the UK would it ?

    excerpt from

    Reflections of a Peking University student

    Having recently completed the UK leg of the programme, students were invited to reflect on their experiences and learning through the week. Shuo Qian is a Law student at Peking University and Vice President of the Student Union; he offered to share his reflections with us.

    “I had done a lot of work before I went to the UK, mainly studying the infrastructure of the British political system. For me, this programme was an opportunity to see the reality; to be immersed within a country and its culture.

    The standout memory for me must be Julia Middleton’s session on Cultural Intelligence (CQ) on the first day of the programme. Although what we discussed seemed to be a simple model, it had a lot of relevance for us throughout the remainder of the week.

    Now that the UK part is over, I have renewed my mind on how to be a leader and how to live a happy life. And of course I have recognised that there is still a lot for me to improve, such as my CQ, my spoken English and my understanding of how the West perceives us in China.

    I’m looking forward to the second part of the programme next month when the group reunites in Beijing. In Chinese there is an idiom 教学相长,which means ‘teaching benefits teachers as well as students’. I learned a lot in the UK, not only from the sessions, visits and exercises, but also from my peers. Now it’s my turn to be the host and help my buddies understand more about my country, since most of them have never been to Asia before. During their visit to China, I hope we can discuss more about the cultural differences amongst us all, and learn more about the UK students’ views of China.”

    The programme was delivered by Common Purpose Student Experiences in partnership with China Youth Daily under the patronage of the All-China Youth Federation whose activities reach 300 million young people in China. The programme is sponsored by UnionPay International, the global arm of China UnionPay, who have operations across five continents.

  2. Mr Dude says:

    When criminals do bad things they’re not stupid enough to leave a paper trail. All the hubristic idiots at CP have. Mwuhahahaha!!!!!

    • sovereigntea says:

      Hmmm do you recall the banking scandals, the Enron crash, illiegal arms sales routing weapons to terrorists. All leave a paper trail and very few are punished. CP seddition and sabotage in the UK leaves a paper trail and very few are punished.

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