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Particularly, in the context of morality and citizenship. I am working on a project on China's proposed social credit system, and the term "sincerity" comes up frequently as a desired social good.
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Strengthen sincerity management and education among civil servants. Establish civil servant sincerity dossiers, enter civil servants’ personal credit information concerning reports on events, records of sincerity and cleanliness in government aairs, the results of annual evaluations, acts violating laws, disciplines and contract into their les, and make civil servants’ sincerity records into an important basis for assessment, employment and rewards. Deeply launch education concerning sincerity, abiding by the law and morality among civil servants, strengthen study of legal knowledge and credit knowledge, compile civil servants’ sincerity manuals, strengthen the legal and sincerity consciousness of civil servants, establish a line of civil servant teams that abide by the law and by sincerity, are highly efficient and clean.

  • I do agree it sounds particularly strange coming from a Western perspective. Integrity would be the desired attribute here in most Western contexts, although I'm not sure it captures the earnestness and indeed purity of heart required by the Chinese equivalent of sincerity. – Michaelyus Mar 18 at 9:51
  • @Michaelyus I think it should be "honesty" – Victor Mar 19 at 15:11
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The original word for the English translation sincerity is: 诚信.


I believe this is the exact original text from the English you quoted above:

加强公务员诚信管理和教育。建立公务员诚信档案,依法依规将公务员个人有关事项报告、廉政记录、年度考核结果、相关违法违纪违约行为等信用信息纳入档案,将公务员诚信记录作为干部考核、任用和奖惩的重要依据。深入开展公务员诚信、守法和道德教育,加强法律知识和信用知识学习,编制公务员诚信手册,增强公务员法律和诚信意识,建立一支守法守信、高效廉洁的公务员队伍。


Sincerity records are known as: 诚信档案.


MDBG defines this as:

genuine / honest / in good faith / honesty / integrity

  • 诚信 = 诚实守信 = honesty and trustworthiness – Victor Mar 19 at 15:16

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