China embraces government websites boom

08:41, December 07, 2009      

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More than 45,000 government websites have been set up in China amid growing awareness of promoting information transparency, official figures showed.

Websites had become an important platform for governments at various levels to disclose information and interact with the public, said Lu Shiche, chairman of China Information Industry Association at a forum here Sunday.

China initiated the government website construction campaign in1999. The Ministry of Defense is the latest ministry to open its official website. In the three months after its opening on Aug. 20,total visits hit 1.25 billion.

Source:Xinhua
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