Published:  03:04 AM, 12 July 2019

Chinese courts blacklist over 14.5mn defaulters


More than 14.5 million people had been placed on a credit blacklist for defaulting on their court orders as of July 9, the Legal Daily reported Thursday.

Defaulters had been restrained from purchasing about 27.3 million plane tickets and nearly 6 million train tickets so far, said the newspaper, citing statistics released by the Supreme People's Court (SPC).

The SPC has cooperated with airlines and railway companies to bar those who default from purchasing tickets, based on ID card information and their passports.

In 2013, the SPC introduced a blacklist system for dishonest people subject to enforcement. Since 2016, it has cooperated with other departments and extended penalty restrictions on defaulters for traveling, purchasing property and investment, among others, reports Xinhua.

By the end of 2020, the information about defaulters on the blacklist will be shared among different departments based on the Internet Plus regulation initiative, so as to realize automatic identification, supervision and punishment of the dishonest, said the report. Moreover, the research and drafting of a law on enforcing civil judgments will be completed by the end of 2019, it said.

---Agencies

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