By analysing China’s controversial social credit system this publication focuses on a loss of privacy. The Chinese state is currently planning to create a vast ranking system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank all citizens on their ‘trustworthiness’. The proposed system has been described by many as Orwellian and a breach of basic human rights. This publication explains the proposed system and highlights the impacts this loss of privacy will have on China’s citizens. Chapter one analyses the social credit system, chapter two (printed on gold paper) explores the life of a ‘perfect citizen’ and chapter three examines the life of an ‘untrustworthy citizen’.
This project was awarded a merit by the International Society of Typographic Designers.