During a rare visit to China's top complaints-hearing department on Monday, Premier Wen Jiabao asked officials to address people's complaints and to create conditions for the public to criticize and supervise the government.

Braving the winter freeze, Wen visited the State Bureau for Letters and Calls, the central-level department dealing with petitions, in south Beijing on Monday afternoon.

It was the first time a Chinese premier had held face-to-face meetings with petitioners in Beijing since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Source: China Daily

With all the negativity spread about on China it is nice to see reports like this now and then to provide some perspective.