In the Chinese government’s latest effort to seek advice from the people, the State Council invited netizens to vote for the “Top 10 Policies Adopted in 2014”, in cooperation with web portals sina.com and qq.com, reported the Beijing News on Dec 10.
The results of the voting will be sent to policymakers as feedback, and ten lucky respondents will be invited to the office of the State Council to propose their suggestions on state policy and how to refine government’s interaction with netizens.
The poll on sina.com, which has not concluded yet, saw “medical reform” (7.7 percent of the votes), “pollution control” (7.7 percent), “household registration reform” (7.2 percent), “rural-urban integrated pension system” (6.9 percent), and “streamline administration and delegate power” (5.8 percent) at the top five spots.
Since former premier Wen Jiabao broadcast an online talk in 2009, which was hailed as a milestone in the Chinese governments’ efforts to seek opinions from netizens, governments at all levels have paid increasing attention to voices from the Internet.
According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, verified government accounts on the four top online platforms in China — Sina, Tencent, People.com.cn and Xinhuanet — totaled about 258,700 by the end of 2013.
For more information, please visit http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2014-12/08/content_2788090.htm (in Chinese).