Distinction in travel journalism
Is independent travel journalism important to you?
Click here to keep it independent

20 Jul, 2013

Chinese courts to create credit blacklists


BEIJING, July 19, (Xinhua) — Chinese courts will create credit blacklists and make them available to the public, according to a regulation promulgated by the country’s top court on Friday.

The regulation, which will take effect from Oct. 1, will urge people who lose their credibility in enforcing judicial execution to perform their duties as well as promote the establishment of the social credit system, said the Supreme People’s Court (SPC).

According to the regulation, the courts will blacklist people who refuse to enforce judicial execution through false evidence, violence and threats, and those who use fraudulent litigation and arbitration and property transfers to avoid performing their duties.

Local credit blacklists will be submitted to the SPC database, the regulation said.

“Blacklisted people will receive credit punishment as the exposure affects their reputations,” said SPC spokesman Sun Jungong, adding that the establishment of the credit blacklists is the outcome of years of efforts by courts at all levels.

According to the regulation, local courts can publicize the credit blacklists via newspapers, broadcast, television, network and court announcements as well as regular press conferences.