New Chinese Websites Recount Stories of Corruption

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Internet users are flocking to a rash of new websites where citizens describe how they bribed government officials.

One of the sites, called “I Made a Bribe,” attracted more than 60,000 visitors in its first three days.

The inspiration for the websites comes from a site created last year by the India-based Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.

The Chinese anti-graft sites encourage people to describe the circumstances surrounding the bribes they paid, but urge them not to identify the officials involved. The operators say that is because they cannot verify the truthfulness of all the postings.