LE­GAL MI­CRO BLOGS THRIVE

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION HK -

Law-re­lated ac­counts have be­come more pop­u­lar as govern­ment mi­cro blogs have thrived in China over the past three years.

By the end of Oc­to­ber, nearly 25,000 law-re­lated mi­cro blog ac­counts were op­er­at­ing on Sina Weibo, China’s largest Twit­ter-like plat­form, of which about 7,000 were owned by in­di­vid­ual of­fi­cials, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est re­port by the In­ter­net giant Sina.

He­nan prov­ince had the most le­gal mi­cro blogs in the coun­try, with about 2,500, fol­lowed by Jiangsu idea (how to solve the prob­lem). Out of cu­rios­ity, I fol­lowed the dis­trict’s WeChat and made a com­plaint to the govern­ment,” she said.

Within five min­utes, Xing got a re­ply from Gu. One month later, the traf­fic jam was al­le­vi­ated.

“The num­ber of govern­ment and Shan­dong prov­inces, the re­port said.

Among the law-re­lated mi­cro blogs, more than 20,000 were op­er­ated by po­lice au­thor­i­ties, the re­port said, adding the num­ber of ac­counts launched by pros­e­cu­tors was small and sug­gest­ing pros­e­cu­tors bet­ter com­mu­ni­cate with the pub­lic.

Re­port­ing on tri­als via mi­cro blogs has boomed since June, with the num­ber of in­di­vid­ual post­ings re­lated to court hear­ings reach­ing 90,000, the re­port added. WeChat ac­counts has in­deed in­creased quickly in the past year, and govern­ment de­part­ments have made use of their ser­vice func­tions,” said Hou E, a se­nior re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Re­la­tions at Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Univer­sity of China.

Af­ter WeChat for the first

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