NewsChina Chinese Edition November 7, 2011
A recent online survey by China’s Xinhua News Agency has shown that over 80 percent of respondents believe that popular trust in government and judicial affairs is in “urgent need of improvement,” with a series of scandals such as toxic milk powder, gutter oil and ongoing forced demolitions bringing government credibility to its lowest ebb since Xinhua began to run opinion polls in the 1990s. The State Council has vowed to establish a “social trust system” to encourage “morality” among officials, but experts argue that a lack of related legislation will make any such system hard to implement, and that inner-Party attempts to rein in corruption through a system of “social credits,” which have been ongoing for almost a decade, have so far failed to yield results.
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