LeEco founder Jia Yueting has been banned from luxury air and rail travel. The restrictions include a complete prohibition on traveling on flights and limitations on rail travel for a year. The move follows the publication of Credit China’s list of individuals restricted from taking long-distance public transport.

The list contains the names of 169 individuals who have been prohibited from using China’s air and rail networks for failing to pay taxes, smoking on trains, and disrupting flights. Jia’s sister, Jia Yuefang, also appeared on the list. According to an investigation by the 21st Century Business Herald (in Chinese), Jia’s ID information is consistent with previously disclosed details.

On May 1, 2018, a framework entitled Opinions concerning Appropriately Limiting Specific Gravely Untrustworthy Persons from Riding Trains for a Certain Period, and Promoting the Construction of the Social Credit System was implemented. It bars passengers from using public transport from a range of reasons including refusing to buy train tickets when riding on the country’s rail network, failing to pay fines, failing to pay taxes, and engaging in fraudulent behavior.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.