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Top court exempts minors from debtors' blacklist

By Cao Yin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-01 14:18

China's top court announced on Wednesday that minors who refuse to comply with court rulings cannot be blacklisted.

In the latest judicial interpretation issued by the Supreme People's Court, Chinese courts have been asked not to reveal the identities of young defaulters, in a bid to better protect their privacy.

Disclosure is still a priority, however, with the judicial interpretation stressing that courts at all levels should still blacklist adult defaulters and publicize their personal information if they refuse to comply with verdicts.

The blacklist, introduced by the top court in July 2013, is designed to put pressure on those who do not comply with court verdicts, such as debtors.

So far, 6.73 million such cases have been disclosed online, the top court said, with defaulters barred from buying tickets for air or high-speed train travel and having their consumption of luxury goods limited, among other measures.

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