A new Web site created by China's anti-corruption bureau crashed after barely a day because too many visitors tried to log on to register complaints, state media said yesterday.
The National Bureau of Corruption Prevention was formed in September to tackle mounting corruption scandals involving government and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials.
It set up a Web site on Monday that allowed the public to leave comments about its work, but the strain of too many visitors brought down the site on Tuesday, the Beijing Youth Daily reported.
The site was back online yesterday and had 16 pages of more than 250 comments, which ranged from complaints about the promotion of public officials to criticism about the Web site itself.
A comment from Qu Han, who said he was a peasant with no formal schooling, claimed that despite the CCP slogans opposing corruption, the problem had become even more widespread.
The CCP has been tainted by a number of high-profile scandals. Its highest ranking member implicated is the former Shanghai CCP boss, Chen Liangyu (
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