Officials abusing public funds or playing games online at work have to be cautious.
A website in east China’s Wenzhou City is exposing their behavior to the public and higher authorities.
A criminal investigation officer who drove a police car to a square to walk his dogs in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, was sacked. A government employee was fired for playing games online during work hours. (These seem fairly minor crimes with fairly Draconian punishments.) All the clues came from a website, ww.703804.com, which attracts up to more than a million clicks every day.
"703804 means chitchat in our accent. We opened the platform in 2004 for the public to voice complaints and expose dishonesty," said founder Ye Shao.
"People are not only talking on the Internet about rising water prices or the noisy karaoke bars. They have played an important role in exposing corruption cases as the government is more likely to listen our voices online," Ye said.
Wehzhou: The Chinese Outpost reported the website has prompted internet vigilante hunts, known as "human flesh search engines", to track a credit bank official who fled after embezzling public funds in 2006.