80 percent Chinese official websites malfunction: Report

Beijing : Eighty percent of Chinese government websites malfunction, an official report said Saturday.

The report by the China Software Testing Centre, a research institute under the industry and information technology ministry, also showed that the websites have more information on budgets and government expenditures.

The websites also increasingly tapped the resources for public services. Diverse ways of interacting with Internet users are being employed, including surveys, soliciting suggestions and online interviews, according to China Daily.

Despite these achievements, the report finds that 79 percent of the websites run by the central ministries, 87 percent websites of the provincial governments and 92 percent websites set up by county-level governments have various malfunctions. A majority of the sites are not user-friendly, and difficult to navigate, the report said.

The commerce ministry’s website ranked first in the overall performance, followed by the general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine website and the transport ministry.

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