Reporting Corruption on the Internet – Xiao Qiang

 Cantonese Xinwen 2005 06 16 Yuluncn200 In my weekly commentary on Radio Free Asia (in Mandarin) , I talked about the underlying problems of reporting on corrupt officials on the Internet last month. Here is the transcript translated by the Radio Free Asia, from RFA Unplugged blog:

A new trend is emerging as the use of the Internet becomes popularized in China. That is, grass-root Web sites, that encourage the public to report corrupt officials, are popping up all over the Internet.

…… Under the current government regulation, these sites are not considered “government-approved.” But usually, news and articles related to the monitoring and supervision effort can be found on these Web sites which, to a certain extent, have helped raise public awareness of the among government officials. [Full Text]

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