China launches site to report corruption
Updated: 2006-01-05 06:56
China is putting its marathon anti-graft crackdown online, launching a Web
site for the public to report corrupt officials.
former minister of land and resources, was sentenced to life imprisonment
for accepting bribes worth US$538,000 December 27, 2005.
The site adds to efforts to assure China's public that the Communist Party of
China and the government takes complaints seriously.
The new site (www.jubao.gov.cn) is run by the party's Central Commission for
Discipline Inspection and the Ministry of Supervision.
The Web site offers Chinese villagers and others a way to lodge complaints
directly, bypassing local authorities who are sometimes criticized for
retaliating against petitioners or refusing to take action on complaints.
China has the world's second-largest population of Internet users after the
United States, with more than 100 million people online.