Naked Government

| March 16th, 2010

From qianlong:

 

Baimiao village government in Bazhong City, Sichuan Province publicized all of its expenses in detailed records in January of this year, including “spending 1.5 yuan buying stationary” and the cost of purchasing cigarettes and alcohol for accommodating and entertaining their superior officers. Thus the netizens called it “the first case of naked government”.

Just 3 days, this news attracted over 300,000 netizen’s attentions, it really shows how hopeful the Chinese people are for a “naked government”. Although a small number […]Read more…

Transparency and corruption – two sides of the same coin?

| January 24th, 2010

“The most expensive website in history” is the infamous name for the new Confucius Institute website, a name dubbed by the Chinese media and public. The Ministry of Finance recently announced the cost of the new Confucius Institutes website (here) and the new China Trade Union website. It seems to be the general consensus among the netizens that 35,200,000 RMB and 6,700,000 RMB are absolutely ridiculous amounts to be paying for a single website. A Chinese netizen, DASH, who […]Read more…