BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- China's law enforcement departments are encouraged to improve communication with the public through both traditional and new media, senior officials said Thursday.
In a letter to a conference of law enforcement officials, Zhou Yongkang, secretary of the Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said law enforcement departments should make greater efforts to allow the public to know about, participate in and supervise their work.
Wang Lequan, deputy secretary of the committee, told the same conference that law enforcement departments should improve the transparency of their work and actively respond to public concerns.
Law enforcement problems that are exposed by the media or reported by the public and confirmed by a subsequent investigation should result in the punishment of offenders and the public should be informed in the event of such an incident, Wang said.
If related accusations are found to be untrue or inaccurate, law enforcement departments should explain the situation to the public in order to maintain their support, Wang said.