Thursday, December 20, 2007

Corruption: High number of complaints cause China's anti-corruption website to crash

China's new anti-corruption website operated by the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NCBP) crashed just hours after it was launched

Beijing Youth Daily reported people logged on in droves anxious to complain about official corruption.

A NBCP official said that repairs were carried out soon after the website's sudden breakdown and normal service has been resumed.
The unnamed official told media, "The number of visitors was very large and beyond our expectations."

The NBCP was officially established on September 13 with Ma Wen, the Minister of Supervision, as its head.

The bureau is responsible for collecting and analysing information from the banking, land use, medicine and telecommunications sectors, among others, and to share it with prosecutors, courts and the police.