A survey in the People’s Daily suggests that a majority of Chinese netizens doubt the integrity of local government officials. From Xinhua:
A majority of Chinese respondents were not satisfied with the local official’s performance in honesty and discipline, showed an on-line survey hosted by a leading Chinese Communist Party newspaper.
About 76 percent of the 18,866 netizens surveyed expressed concern over the integrity of county-level Party chiefs, according to the result of the survey carried in Monday’s the People’s Daily.
On the question about the standard for a competent county Party chief, 85.5 percent of the 26,425 respondents said that a local Party leader should always be self-disciplined, clean and free from corruption, according to the result of the survey.
The survey, jointly carried out by the leading Party newspaper and its website people.com.cn, came shortly after a training program of county-level Party officials from Nov. 10 to 26 held at the Party School of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.