‘Worse than doing time’: life on the wrong side of China’s social credit system
David Kong felt shattered after a recent business trip to Chongqing.
It took him more than 30 hours to travel to the city from Beijing, on a hard sleeper known in China as the “green-skin train” for its distinctive dark olive hue.
The same 900-mile journey would have taken just three hours by air, or about 12 hours by high-speed train.
But Kong could not take either, as he was a “deadbeat.”