Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Chinese gov't tells officials to handle public complaints
+ -
21:30, January 23, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related Channel News
· U.S. financial crisis triggered global turmoil
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai has urged officials to carefully handle public complaints in the face of new challenges brought about by the financial crisis.

"We should place great importance on new social problems amid the international financial crisis," said Ma in a statement Friday after a two-day meeting of public complaints departments' heads ended Thursday.

China's central and local governments all have a "letters and calls" department where officials receive members of the public and letters with requests to the governments.

They were asked to smooth communications with the public through letters and visits and carefully handle legal requests, Ma said.

They should work with other departments to ensure proper implementation of the policies that aim to improve living standards, he said.

They are also asked to advise local governments on what issues people complain about most and how to resolve them.

Some experts have warned of a possible increase in social conflicts, resulting from a grim employment situation this year.

Sociologists from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) warned last month that social conflicts could intensify as unemployment rises.

Besides unemployed people in urban areas, thousands of migrant workers have returned to their rural hometowns after the factories where they worked closed or cut staff, but no official figures are available.

"Some have lost farmland. Now they have lost jobs. They could be desperate," said Professor Zhou Xiaozheng, a sociologist from the Renmin University, " We should not underestimate the challenges brought by high unemployment."

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
7,000 students register in Iran's Isfahan to fight Israel
U.S. blame game cannot change facts of financial crisis 
2009 Spring Festival
Vice premier: China urges immediate stop of military operations in Gaza
Message Board

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved