Wuxi court parades recalcitrant businessmen and individuals refusing to implement court verdict on large screen of shopping center
Profiles and respective debt sums of the businessmen and individuals are publicized by the Wuxi Intermediate People's Court on the large advising screen of the Sanyang Beisheng Plaza in downtown Wuxi, Jiangsu province, December 27th, 2013.
Wuxi court publicized portraits of businessmen and individuals who refused to implement court verdicts on large advertising screen of a shopping center, sparking controversy.
Calling them "old deadbeats", the Intermediate People’s Court of Wuxi city in East China's Jiangsu province publicized the names and portraits of some businessmen and individuals on the large advertising screen of a shopping center, Chinanews.com reported Sunday.
The publicly paraded "old deadbeats" include those capable of implementing the court verdicts but have so far welched on their debts and responsibilities, and those refusing to declare their assets, or faking in reporting their assets, or concealing their whereabouts when the courts summon them.
The largest sum of debt involving the publicized businessmen and individuals is 71.68 million yuan while the smallest is 5760 (roughly 950 USD).
The measure of public shaming appears to have taken quick effect with one businessman reportedly rushing to pay the due debts in an effort to have his (her) name and portrait pulled down from the screen.
While most Chinese netizens support the court to publicly shame the recalcitrant debtors, others are reminded of the old tactics widely practiced during cultural revolution and concerned about the right of individual privacy.
A NetEase user from Gansu province: Well done!
NetEase user 抁吸: I suggest courts across China build a searchable internet database recording those refusing to carry out court verdicts, thus revealing those deadbeats under the sun.
A NetEase user from Tianjin: Such deadbeats deserve to lose all their properties and never be freed again.
A NetEase user from Wenzhou: Isn’t forced implementation of the court verdict engouth, as banks are also run by you (goverment)?!
A NetEase user from Hunan province: Isn’t it illegal to publicize privacy of individuals, especially when laws of protecting citizens’ privacy is not perfect in China?
A NetEase user from Nantong: Naked infringement of individual privacy, where is the human right?