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The Public Has No Channel to Express its Opinion

Study Times published an article stating that the public is unable to get the government to hear their opinion, which, the author argued, is a major reason for the increase in large scale group events throughout China. “To get their opinions taken care of, some people have tried to escalate the event to get higher level official’s attention.” Another phenomenon is what the author called the “double-track information delivery system.” When the government sets up a research forum or conference, they will get one message (normally that everything is good); but in private settings such as when dining, they will hear different, even completely opposite information.

Source: Study Times, June 8, 2009