Number of Government Weibo Accounts Soars

According to the “2012 Government Microblog Evaluation Report” [zh], the Chinese state drastically increased its use of microblogging platforms to interact with the public last year. Caixin summarizes the government...

Can Microblogs Change China's Rulers?

BBC looks at the power of microblogs in China in light of the recent high-speed rail crash in Wenzhou: In a country where free speech is severely limited, microblogs – and the internet in general – have become an...

Hu Yong: What Government Microblogs Do (and Don’t) Mean

Journalist and Internet analyst Hu Yong writes for China Media Project: Back in May 2010, when Guangdong province had just opened up the first Public Security Bureau [police] microblog in the whole country, I wrote a piece...

China Police Use Micro-blogs ‘To Connect with Public’

Police departments across China are turning to micro-blog accounts to keep in touch with the public. BBC reports on the “Safe Beijing” micro-blog, which has almost 330,000 followers: The latest message (number 1,482)...

Beijing Officials Trained in Social Media: Report

AFP reports that Beijing cadres are going to receive training in how to use microblogs, navigate BBS forums, and read blogs: The city’s Communist Party school is offering the training to “bureau-level leading...

Yiyi Lu: The Lesser-Known Internet Story in China

Yiyi Lu writes on local governments’ online participation in China for the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report: Stories of the proactive use of the Internet by government agencies and officials abound. They...

On Xinjiang’s New “Media Savvy” Boss

China Media Project translates an article from Shijiazhuang Daily about Zhang Chunxian (张春贤), who has recently been slated to replace Wang Lequan as Party Secretary of Xinjiang. Zhang has been called the “Internet...

Debate over China’s Future Takes Flight on Internet

An “e-congress” website set up to parallel the annual National People’s Congress meetings now underway in Beijing gives citizens a rare chance to offer their opinions and proposals to the government. The Globe...

The County Mayor Netizen Without Any Sock Puppets - You Shanshan (由珊珊)

From The Southern Weekend (in Chinese), translated by EastSouthWestNorth (link): “Hello to everybody! I am Fu Rong, the county mayor of the People’s Government of Lingao county.” The county mayor of Lingao county, Hainan province, used this as the introduction in his headlong plunge into an Internet forum. It is nothing new that government officials […]

China’s central government website opens formally on New Year’s Day – Xinhua

From Xinhua – English: The website of China’s central government, www.gov.cn, opened formally at zero hour Sunday following a three-month trial operation. There was no grand ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the website. But according to Wu Jiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, this could be seen as a starting point […]

CHINA: e-Government Centre of Excellence Launched

From IN BRIEF: Shanghai-based Bleum Inc has been named the No 1 company to watch in China as part of the first annual Offshore 100 ranking of top global suppliers by Managing Offshore and offshore outsourcing advisory expert neoIT. Managing Offshore, owned by US-based media firm CMP Media, is a monthly newsletter for global-sourcing managers. […]

About China’s e-government project

From CDN blogroll this post on The Internet in Asia came to my notice. It is interesting that the People’s Daily is now reporting China’s e-government project with the title: “Nation desperately needs more CIOs to develop e-government.” I do believe that more professional knowledge is needed in the e-government project. More importantly though, this […]



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