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China’s First Annual Report on the Internet Realtime-Public-Opinions Index

The 2009 Annual Report on the Internet Realtime-Public-Opinions Index, the first report of its kind, was published on March 18 by the Communication University of China and IRI Consulting.

The report concludes that Internet public opinions cover a wide variety of issues and hot topics, and have a long lasting and amplified social impact. The eight issues that have received the most concern among Chinese Internet users are: corruption, housing prices, employment, the household registration system, social security, food safety, medical insurance, and transportation safety. The report considers that incidents of economic or political policy, people’s livelihood, and corruption could potentially trigger large scale Internet public attention.
Source: China News Service, March 18, 2010