Disciplinary authorities open nearly 1,000 microblogs

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-11-20 16:05:35

Disciplinary authorities across China have opened nearly 1,000 microblog accounts to better interact with the public amid efforts to fight corruption.

More than 700 official microblogs of disciplinary watchdogs have been established via popular websites including sina.com and QQ.com, while another 200 have been opened on government-funded sites such as people.com and xinhuanet.com, according to a statement posted on the website of the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Wednesday.

These microblogs have become a new channel for discipline authorities to promote clean governance and battle corruption, the statement said.

It is helpful for the authorities to collect public opinions and respond to concerns. Netizens can participate in the anti-corruption campaign in an easier and more orderly way through the microblogs, the statement added.

But it also pointed out that 1,000 microblogs is not a huge amount considering the number of authorities that could potentially open such accounts. It said that their influence needs expanding, pledging that the government would promote the construction of more microblogs in the new media era.

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