Shanghai is revamping its social credit system. On December 11, the first day of the city's Honesty Week, it launched an updated version of its mobile app "Honest Shanghai," according to a report by eastday.com Friday.
Since it was introduced in 2016, the app has undergone three updates. Compared with the 2.0 version, the 3.0 version has introduced a feature to check the social credit scores of key local industries and groups, thus widening the scope of its service.
The app draws on data collected from the government to determine a business or citizen's public credit score. There are over 100,000 items of information about 23 different kinds of organizations that show how trustworthy each organization is.
Key industries and groups include lawyers, tourism, NGOs, private schools, -property management and real estate. Users with a good credit score are allowed to collect rewards such as discounted airline tickets and shopping coupons, which can be used at over 40 cooperating businesses.
The 2017 Honesty Week will conclude with a credit excellence award ceremony on Monday, according to the report. During the event, 20 activities will be held in celebration of credibility.