China top court spokesman opens blog to "connect with public"
Source: Xinhua | 04-22-2009 13:17
BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- China's prolific Internet users, hell bent on exposing corruption in government functioning, have another reason to smile.
Their consistency in blowing the whistle on corrupt officials has even encouraged the spokesman of the country's top court to open his own blog, with the sole intention of "connecting with the public," English-language China Daily reported Wednesday.
"Anyone and everyone is welcome to leave messages on my blog. I will try hard to be a trustworthy and respectable spokesman," readthe Supreme People's Court (SPC) spokesman Sun Jungong's web page,http://sunjungong.home.news.cn/blog, which popped up on the Xinhua News Agency's official website on Tuesday.
Chinese netizens flocked to Sun's blog address to hear their new friend in the judiciary. By Wednesday morning, Sun's page had seen more than 7,000 visitors and 130 comments, most of them positive.
Sun's move to open his blog comes close on the heels of a notice issued by the top court last week, urging judicial officersat all levels to "better communicate" with the general public.