Everyone In China Is Getting A ‘Social Credit Score’


THERE IS SOME DISTURBING NEWS
FROM CHINA, AND IT’S NOT JUST THAT THEY STILL ENJOY THE
“TRANSFORMER” MOVIES. IF YOU THOUGHT THE WAY FACEBOOK
TRACKS YOU WAS SCARY, IT’S GOT NOTHING ON THE CHINESE
GOVERNMENT, WHICH JUST UNVEILED A SYSTEM OF MONITORING AND
GRADING EVERY CITIZEN’S BEHAVIOR. IN ONE CITY, IT ASSIGNED 1,000
POINTS TO EACH OF THE 740,000 RESIDENTS. GET A TRAFFIC TICKET; YOU LOSE
FIVE POINTS. EARN A CITY-LEVEL AWARD, SUCH AS
FOR COMMITTING A HEROIC ACT, AND YOUR SCORE GETS BOOSTED BY 30
POINTS. THAT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE PEOPLE
TO SET UP THEIR OWN HEROIC ACTS. ( LAUGHTER )
“OH, NO! THAT NURSING HOME IS ON FIRE! I’LL SAVE THEM. HERE, HOLD MY GASOLINE AND
MATCHES.” ( LAUGHTER )
( PIANO RIFF ) AND — AND —
AND IT IS REALLY EASY TO GET DOCKED POINTS IN THIS SYSTEM.>>CHINA’S VERSION FACTORS IN
EVERYTHING FROM JAYWALKING, TO SMOKING ON TRAINS, TO BUYING TOO
MANY VIDEO GAMES.>>STEPHEN: JAYWALKING? SMOKING? TOO MANY VIDEO GAMES? THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR THE
COOLEST KID IN SEVENTH GRADE. ( LAUGHTER )
EVEN THOUGH CHINA HAS OVER A BILLION PEOPLE, THEY’VE GOT A
TERRIFYING WAY OF ENFORCING THIS.>>CHINA’S GROWING NETWORK OF
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS MAKES ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE. THE GOVERNMENT IS EVEN TRACKING
JAYWALKERS. CAMERAS RECORD THEM GOING
THROUGH INTERSECTIONS, ZERO IN ON THEIR FACE AND PUBLICLY SHAME
THEM ON NEARBY VIDEO SCREENS. YES, PUTTING YOUR FACE ON A
SCREEN. THE SAME WAY AMUSEMENT PARKS
PUBLICLY SHAME YOU FOR CRYING ON THE LOG FLUME. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( PIANO RIFF ) HERE’S HOW THEY TRACK YOU.>>POLICE IN BEIJING HAVE BEEN
WEARING THESE GLASSES THAT CAN RECOGNIZE FACES LINKED TO THE
GOVERNMENT’S NATIONAL DATABASE TO HELP BOOST ARRESTS.>>STEPHEN: FIRST, THAT IS
HORRIFYING THAT SOMEONE HAS FINALLY FOUND A USE FOR GOOGLE
GLASS. ( LAUGHTER )
SECOND, FACIAL RECOGNITION IS LITERALLY WHAT THE TERMINATOR
DOES. “SARAH CONNER. I NOTICED YOU HAVE A LOT OF
UNPAID PARKING TICKETS.” ( LAUGHTER )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: KEEP GOING. KEEP GOING. UNPAID PARKING TICKETS. BUT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT
INSISTS IT HAS A GREAT REASON FOR DOING THIS.>>THE GOVERNMENT HERE SAYS IT
IS TRYING TO PURIFY SOCIETY.>>STEPHEN: HOLD UP, CHINA. THE PHRASE “PURIFY SOCIETY” IS A
HUGE RED FLAG. YOURS. BUT I INTERRUPTED– YOU WERE
USHERING IN A DYSTOPIA?>>THE GOVERNMENT HERE SAYS IT
IS TRYING TO PURIFY SOCIETY BY REWARDING THOSE WHO ARE
TRUSTWORTHY AND PUNISHING THOSE WHO ARE NOT.>>STEPHEN: CHINA, IF YOU WANT
TO PURIFY SOMETHING, MAYBE START WITH YOUR SKY. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( PIANO RIFF ) WELL, I CANNOT LET THIS STAND. SO I WANT TO ADDRESS MY CHINESE
AUDIENCE FOR A SECOND. GOOD PEOPLE OF CHINA, “NI HAO. ( LAUGHTER )
THIS OPPRESSIVE SYSTEM OF DRACONIAN GOVERNMENT CONTROL
LEADS DOWN A DARK PATH TO– OH, WAIT. IS CHINA SCORING THIS? WELL, DARN IT, I DON’T CARE. THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID. NO MATTER WHAT — OKAY, HOLD ON. STOP. I DO LOVE SOME THINGS ABOUT
CHINA. YOU HAVE A RICH HISTORY AND
CULTURE. OH, GOOD. OKAY. OKAY. WHAT ELSE? UH– I ENJOYED “KUNG-FU PANDA”! NO, WAIT! LOOK! ONE OF MY WRITERS IS CHINESE! JAMES, GET UP HERE! CHINESE!>>ACTUALLY STEPHEN, I’M
TAIWANESE. (BUZZER)
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>STEPHEN: DAMMIT, JAMES! YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ONE CHINA
POLICY HERE AT “THE LATE SHOW”! NOW I’M GOING TO GET PURIFIED. BACK IN THE WRITER’S HOLE! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH JIM
PARSONS.

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. That's what happens when a society like CHINA kills freedoms and democracy. No rights to do anything speak out against the government and put into a prison.

  2. Besides extradition law,social credit system is the next evil stuff Hong Kong people need to protest for before China rolls out this to Hong Kong.

  3. Oops. The ending really annoyed some pro-China ppl and thrilled those anti-China.
    It’s just a joke. Really unnecessary to argue right or wrong. It won’t change any history, any current situation or anything that may happen in the future.

  4. Social credit system is coming to USA. Communist China is spreading their system to the world. All the dictators love it.

  5. We just insist that Taiwan island belongs to China, but we don’t want Taiwanese to be Chinese. We have enough persons, 1.4 billion !

  6. That’s totally untrue, this video was completely made just for satisfying Americans ridiculous taste. What a shame on you guys.

  7. Interesting. Oh the cognitive dissonance…. Colbert staunchly supports, aids and abets the same social behaviour in terms of policing speech, but protests an open statist bureaucracy which officially enforces it? Really? Why? Isn't this the leftist dream, to drag the regressive, individualistic right into the luminous glow of their collectivist enlightenment by force if necessary? It seems that what is being protested in truth isn't the social tyranny itself but that it is being done so openly and officially. Better learn to like it if you're only a lukewarm SJW, because China's ahead of your ideological curve, waiting for you to catch up to their level of collectivist enlightenment.

  8. Wonder why Americans are so critical of Chinese Social credit scores? We have FICO, Equifax (recently big hacked), Transunion, and whenever you go into any public places you are being watched?? Your car has a "black box" all the time.

  9. Think about it. If the government think it is necessary to guide people on basic moral ethics and there’s bunch of people supporting it, what kind of society has it been? I have many great friends there, but there’s also a significant amount of disappointing ones living in that same society. Watch that news of that Beijing car accident where the guy driving the construction vehicle just watch the car collided with his vehicle caught on fire and the two people got burned to death. People around him are screaming and trying to get over there to help and that guy just stand there like nothing happens before the fire even started. Based on my 10 years of experience living there with many great friends I still hang out with, only one conclusion we all agree: Every country has jerks, but China just has more.

  10. Everyone, china is going to execute this system in Hong Kong which kills our freedoms. I hope anyone reads this can spread the news and hong kong people are trying their best to fight against China, the government. And the police force even let those thug and gangsters to beat up innocent people like pregnant woman and child…

  11. No one likes China, maybe they like some Chinese friends, but literally none or them favor self centered mainlanders and the govt.

  12. So…basically like the American permanent record system? But because China is doing it, it must be bad!
    Lol western bias at its finest XDD

  13. If we had a social credit score system, Trumps Social Credit Score would be -10,000,000! Everything about the fool is anti-social and anti human.

  14. Guess your next video is going to be about the US as enlightening example in the world. Already giggling my ass off.

  15. Chinese people have to say it's good or their score lowers. They then can't use public transportation, can't eat a restaurants, can use debit card etc.

  16. Wait till this system eventually creeps it's way into America. These Colbert audience members won't be laughing anymore. Think it won't happen here? Give it time. The young people in this country think Socialism is cool. Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it!

  17. This is how it works. We in the west were so cool we got rid Christianity and god and replaced it with government. We are now pagans we worship our emporer. He uses the big military and bread and circuses. To make everyone happy. Everyone can act how ever they want no need to worry about greed, sloth, envy or sexual misbehavior. The government will find more tax slaves and debt slaves to pay for you. In China you work hard your government takes a lot of your money and invests it in public works. Then it watches to make sure you act responsible or you can’t use those public works unless you pay. So idk which society will survive. The one with the big government that enslaves people to pay for people to be irresponsible. Or the one where government makes you work hard invests in you and makes you act responsible to pay for the investment? When you get rid of religion you get government. The collective has to control the individual. It does it spiritually or physically that is reality

  18. Damn revelation was right I was starting to doubt my faith but more and more so I see prophecy fulfilled this is the mark of the beast and the first steps to cashless society and a one world government

  19. Isn't the west also purifying society, by reporting "tweets", facebook posts, and youtube videos, etc to the police. In the UK, you can be arrested for jokes, misgendering, and band from the country for calling Muhammad gay

  20. this guy is obviously vastly more intelligent than most politicians.

    those who want power. do not deserve it

    those who do not want power. are the most capable of using it.

    -plato

  21. It's been a year and a half and I have heard nothing of it as a Chinese adult. To my knowledge this for credit cards only and it has nothing to do with video games or buying Chinese products. I have been in Netherlands for months though, so anyone, if you live in China and know anything about this please keep me informed…Though I really doubt this can be the case.
    I am quite liberal, definitely not a fan of CCP. I l can appreciate criticism or jokes on China, air pollution, democracy, free speech, among other things, but this just makes no sense to me.

  22. what truly sucks is that the Chinese citizens that should be hearing this information will not be – because of their government's oversight and ban on the common internet.

  23. Ya know the chinese light novels where authors diss goverment and its corruption? I guesss there wont be more anymore

  24. This is no way to run a country and before you try monitoring people mabye look at yourself you are far from perfect China so if you think I'm being mean not at all I too love money more then freedom and democracy and don't think Chinese president xi Jinping looks like winnie the pooh at all you could use some tegrity china it's called a difference in opinion dont like it dont listen push your way of life on me f#$% you

  25. This is how someone like Colbert attempts to make you believe it's only in China that this happens.
    The U.S. also uses the chinese social rating system.

  26. 我现在终于知道为什么很多老外喷中国的时候扯到什么信用积分,搜了下youtube上原来说中国信用积分的视频挺多的,点击率还都这么高呀,底下还一堆老外都信了……目瞪口呆。

  27. Purify society… that doesn't sound like hitler mein kampf genetic engineering. Aren't they all cousins from the king with twenty wives?

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