Netizens tell it like it is in messages to premier – SCMP

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media (link):

Hundreds of thousands of netizens posted appeals and questions to Wen Jiabao on special bulletin boards prepared by main state media websites in the run-up to the premier’s press conference yesterday.

The rare opportunity to make their voices heard by the premier attracted a wave of interest among mainlanders.

Most of the messages expressed concern over mainstream topics such as health care, education and rural problems.

But some tried to draw Mr Wen’s attention to problems such as the rights of hepatitis B patients, low salaries for soldiers and rampant corruption among government officials who have wasted and embezzled public funds.


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