I musta got hit by one of those new cameras because I'm pretty aware of where the cameras are, but I received a little notice about my driving skills needing improvement and I have driven by the same spot repeatedly and still cannot find the camera. I then searched online the TD website and it said something that all traffic cameras would have a notice to inform motorists, so I wonder if I could go to court and dispute this allegation as there is definitely no notice there. Hmm not sure I would win that one and it would likely cost me extra to do that so I will skip.
Back to the social credit score, hmm as much I do not like government intervention with people and businesses, I have visited China recently and really the behaviour and cleanliness of several cities have improved dramatically. The roads and driving are pretty good, was able to get a taxi without issues or being overcharged. Well they still do that "I don't owe you any change" routine but after a hmm they quickly paid out the change.
Around the border gate, there are still people touting for illegal taxis, hmm, I wonder if their social credit card has been affected.
So yes, there is dramatic improvement, I didn't run into any nail clippers, nose blowing any which direction, use of the toilet anywhere, etc. But China is still China, one thing that really drives me wonkers is government promotion of bad business practices. And I will say this in that I have looked at some new property developments in China and they are sketchy, always some design flaw, but China looks at everything they do as gold, however it comes with bad quality and shortcuts - further providing such feedback of these shortcomings is culturally "wrong" and thus silenced or muted.
Once China can get over that last final hurdle, the sky is the limit for their future growth.
I was just surprised they didn't pull me over, in the past they'd always pull you over if you got caught with the laser gun, but now they don't seem to be bothering anymore.