Millions of trips banned in 2017 for noncompliance with court rulings
China's top court said on Jan 9 that 9.36 million flight trips were banned by the end of 2017, as ticket buyers did not comply with court rulings.
Meanwhile, 3.67 million high-speed railway trips were also restricted for the same reason, according to statistics from the Supreme People’s Court.
Such restrictions are in line with a guideline issued by the top court in early 2014 with another eight authorities. People who refuse to implement verdicts will be barred from buying tickets on planes and high-speed trains, and they are also restricted in their luxury good purchases, the guideline said.
In addition, restrictions will continue if defaulters still ignore the rulings. For example, they are not allowed to be enterprise executives, and their loan applications will also be refused under the guideline.
In 2013, the top court established a website to disclose defaulters’ information, including their names and identity card numbers, aiming to effectively urge them to follow the court rulings by blacklisting. It was also a step in setting up the social credit system.