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Push-back on Social Credit
A July 30 opinion piece in the 钱江晚报, posted on people.cn, used a case in Shandong to push back on the idea of an all-encompassing social credit system. While there are many critics of the concept of such a system outside of China, little attention has been paid to discussions within China. This article is worth a read for how such a potentially sensitive topic can be approached within Chinese. 信用黑名单，不能啥都往里装
俗语 from Xi Jinping
zhàn wěn jiǎo gēn
Meaning: stand firm, gain a firm foothold
Original: 只要我们保持定力、站稳脚跟，在埋头苦干中增长实力，在改革创新中挖掘潜能，在积极进取中开拓新局，中国经济航船就一定能够乘风破浪、行稳致远。(not a direct quotation, but rather a Xinhua report on Xi's speech)
圆桌派 is a very interesting talk show in China that is worth keeping your eye on. This episode talks about investigative journalism and social relationships in China today. A fascinating discussion (with Chinese subtitles, so great for visual learners too!).
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