In the United States, your credit score is based on your assets, income, and credit history, so banks can decide whether or not you are a risky person to loan money to. China is taking a decidedly different approach, giving a credit score specifically based on lifestyle choices that is publicly available online through Credit China and available on mobile through the Sesame Credit app. And it all sounds a little like an Orwellian nightmare.
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