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Chinese citizens who cheat in graduate schools — such as those who plagiarize other people’s works — might soon be unable to secure mortgages, use public transport and/or access the internet at faster speeds.
Academic dishonesty, which could lead to a slew of other penalties, will be introduced to the country’s social credit system, a policy that rewards good social behaviors and punishes those deemed otherwise.
Millions in China are beginning to feel the negative repercussions of the nation’s controversial social credit system.
According to the Associated Press, the Chinese government has blocked 17.5 million people from buying tickets in 2018 — an apparent punishment for multiple offenses, including failure to pay certain fines.