China Taps Citizen Volunteers to Dole Quake Aid Since the devastating earthquake in southwestern China, hundreds of Chinese have volunteered to oversee the distribution of disaster relief funds and supplies. The aim is to prevent corrupt local officials from embezzling the funds. Observers say the experiment could increase public participation in anti-corruption efforts.
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China Taps Citizen Volunteers to Dole Quake Aid

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China Taps Citizen Volunteers to Dole Quake Aid

China Taps Citizen Volunteers to Dole Quake Aid

China Taps Citizen Volunteers to Dole Quake Aid

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Since the devastating earthquake in southwestern China, hundreds of Chinese have volunteered to oversee the distribution of disaster relief funds and supplies. The aim is to prevent corrupt local officials from embezzling the funds. Although it is not clear how much power the volunteers have, observers say the experiment could increase public participation in anti-corruption efforts.