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...
by Sophie Beach | May 22, 2011
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 5, 2011
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)...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 27, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 6, 2010
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 25, 2006
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 31, 2005
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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 28, 2005
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. […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 28, 2004
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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