BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities
launched a website to handle public complaints regarding irregular practices
during the selection and appointment of Party and government officials.
The public is encouraged to log on to the website
(www.12380.gov.cn), launched by the Organization Department of the Communist
Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, to report offences.
The site aims to improve public supervision and to
ensure prompt detection and correction of offences involving official selection
and appointment, the Organization Department said Thursday in a statement.
Complaints could be filed in anonymity, but real
names were preferred, said the website. It requires informants to report
problems truthfully and warns that fabrication and false charges could lead to
The website also said it mainly handles complaints
about officials above the county level.
To prevent malicious or repetitious reporting and
junk mail, informants can only submit a maximum of five complaints from one
computer in a single day.
The Organization Department had already set up a
report center for offences in official selection and appointment. In 2004, it
opened an informant's hotline (12380).