Quar­terly re­view on gov­ern­ment web­sites re­leased

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - POLICY REVIEW - By HU YONGQI huy­ongqi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

The State Coun­cil, China’s cab­i­net, re­leased the re­sults on Fri­day of a na­tion­wide re­view on gov­ern­ment web­sites, which was con­ducted in the sec­ond quar­ter of this year.

The re­sults showed that 36,916 gov­ern­ment web­sites were in op­er­a­tion, with 2,133 af­fil­i­ated to State Coun­cil de­part­ments and 32 por­tal web­sites for pro­vin­cial-level gov­ern­ments, as of June 1.

A ran­dom re­view of 524 web­sites, con­ducted by the State Coun­cil’s gen­eral of­fice, in­di­cated that 94 per­cent were qual­i­fied, 3 per­cent­age points higher than the first quar­ter.

Dis­qual­i­fied web­sites found in the first quar­ter’s check were rec­ti­fied, the no­tice stated.

A guide­line for gov­ern­ment web­site devel­op­ment has been im­ple­mented and all de­part­ments’ web­sites have opened a chan­nel for in­ter­net users to re­port mis­takes found on these sites.

The past quar­ter also saw 96 per­cent of gov­ern­ment web­sites above county level and for min­is­te­rial de­part­ments un­der the State Coun­cil had a high­light sec­tion to re­lease the State Coun­cil’s ma­jor poli­cies, up by 6 per­cent­age points from the first quar­ter.

Of these, 89 per­cent posted ma­jor poli­cies within 24 hours of the ini­tial re­lease.

In the sec­ond quar­ter, 8,618 valid mes­sages were sent to re­port mis­takes and 97 per­cent had been cor­rected.

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have been pun­ished or warned for run­ning dis­qual­i­fied web­sites.

Mean­while, more than 150 of­fi­cials have been pun­ished or warned for run­ning dis­qual­i­fied web­sites.

The no­tice also pub­lished other prob­lems in some web­sites, in­clud­ing lack of up­dates right af­ter the re­view, shut­downs with­out ap­proval, and post­ing com­mer­cial ad­ver­tise­ments.

Gov­ern­men­tal de­part­ments run­ning these web­sites were asked to im­pose stricter reg­u­la­tions and rec­tify prob­lems found in the re­view, the no­tice said.

En­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions

The State Coun­cil re­leased on Tues­day an amended reg­u­la­tion on en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion for con­struc­tion projects, which will take ef­fect on Oct 1.

The de­ci­sion on the amend­ment was ap­proved at a State Coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing, which was presided over by Premier Li Ke­qiang on June 21.

Some ar­ti­cles were re­vised, deleted, com­bined or added with new pro­vi­sions based on the old reg­u­la­tion.

The amend­ment re­quires con­struc­tion com­pa­nies to sub­mit en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact re­ports, and gov­ern­men­tal de­part­ments in­volved in en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion should adopt high-tech mea­sures to eval­u­ate these re­ports at any cost.

For any changes to na­ture, scale, lo­ca­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing process of con­struc­tion projects or mea­sures used for pre­vent­ing pol­lu­tion and eco­log­i­cal dam­age, the con­struc­tion in­dus­try should re-sub­mit the re­ports.

If con­struc­tion be­gins five years or later from the ap­proval date, rel­e­vant gov­ern­men­tal de­part­ments should recheck the eval­u­a­tion and levy no ex­tra charges, ac­cord­ing to the new reg­u­la­tion.

The doc­u­ment said en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion fa­cil­i­ties built for the con­struc­tion projects, which can­not be put into op­er­a­tion with­out ap­proval, should also be in­spected, an added ar­ti­cle said.

It also re­quired con­struc­tion com­pa­nies to dis­close the re­viewed re­ports, ex­cept those re­quired to re­main con­fi­den­tial be­cause of na­tional con­cerns.

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