Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, April 24, 2009

Online government in China

Will online availability lead to more transparency?

Nationwide Chinese e-gov't system has been built

"As of the end of 2008, the country's government administrations at central, provincial and municipal levels have all set up official Web sites, said Yang Xueshan, vice minister of Industry and Information Technology Ministry at the China E-government Forum opened Thursday.

"More than 90 percent of county-level governments and even many towns and villages have established portal Web sites, Yang added...

"'With this across-nation e-government system being built, it can be a good channel between government and the public,' said WeiLiqun, senior official at China National School of Administration.

"These Webs sites post government news, notices and documents. Some even has [sic] started an online application and approval service for licenses, to better help the people."

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