The Xiangzhou district government of Zhuhai special economic zone in S
上海千花网outh China’s Guangdong province published a special notice recently, requiring all gove
rnment departments, organizations and units in the district to establish no more than one WeChat working group.上海千花网
Furthermore, “no work assignments and work related content are allowed to be pub
上海千花网lished or forwarded on the WeChat working group after work,” the notice said.
“The move aims to help reduce the daily work burden on grassroots level officials and employees,” it said.上海千花网女神会所
Xiangzhou district has taken the lead in Guangdong, the window of China’s reform a
nd opening-up, to have issued such a notice that requires “one unit, one WeChat group” in its district.
上海千花网The move has drawn much attention from the pu
blic, and the district has quickly hit the media spotlight at home and abroad.
Chen Hongqiang, a local grassroots official, said he is in favor of the notice.上海千花网
“One WeChat group in one unit, and no work assignments and related content are allowed to be published in the
WeChat group after work – that is good news for the mass grassroots officials,” he said.上海千花网女神会所
“That would certainly help reduce the burden of the grassroots officials who have to frequently work overtime,” he said.
上海千花网Chen said he was really frustrated in previous years when he was sometimes called back to his unit to work overtime or d
uring weekends.Xiangzhou is not alone. The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central C上海千花网女神会所
ommittee released a circular in March, requiring more effort be made to solve problems
arising from too much formality in order to reduce the burdens on grassroots-level officials.