Policemen Lose Last Report of Filing Complaints
    2010-10-21 15:29:55     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xu Leiying

Two policemen from Shandong Province who came to Beijing to complain about the quality of their new houses have been tracked down and sent back by the branch office of their local government in the capital.

A commentary on the Guangming Net says the story reflects the choked dialogue mechanism between people and local authorities and the difficulty that normal people constantly face when it comes to complaints.

The article says the incompetence and the protection of interests groups of some local authorities have meant even police officers have to file their complaints with the governmental departments at high levels. Complaint visits in the capital, a historical way for normal people report social inequalities for thousands of years of Chinese history, is still a necessary if not the only way when people feel they are powerless in their local communities.

But the problem is, the commentary points out, that when it comes to the complaint visit, there is nothing different between police officers and other rural people. They still cannot get a satisfied answer, the problems they report are put aside and they themselves are sent back.

The two police officers were the representatives of their some 300 co-workers back in their hometown. The article then questions if they are still committed to fulfill their duties.

Chinese government has taken many efforts on making the complaint channel more accessible, including using the internet. Last week, a man in central China's Yueyang complained online that he was charged unfairly and spent two months in jail. Only three days later he got an apology from the local government and a compensation of 40-thousand yuan.




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