People's Daily Online, English version, announced a new feature last week:
From today, China Forum will publish a question or a topic on the forum once a week, you are warmly welcomed to give your answers or opinions or comments. And best messages will be edited and published on our homepage attached with your registered name. For those non-registered visitors, your IP will be attached.
Although it doesn't say WHO gets to choose the question or topic, the first two topics were chosen from registered readers, and were edited and republished under the heading, "Readers Say." The first is on the value of money in daily life; the second expresses quite clearly changing perceptions of the relationship between college education and employment, and is titled, "Graduation Equal to Unemployment?"
I went into university in 1993, from then I knew I would have a life that I have never wanted, but this is life. I hadn't any power to change it. I would study knowledge that I am not interested in, and went the job I do not favor. But it is the life I couldn't change it so I studied hard, worked hard. It is the life and destiny.
It would be great it they continue to choose the best topics and responses each week; it would be even better if they would offer the same service for Chinese-language forums. Wouldn't you love a weekly translation of excerpts from the single most popular BBS post on any People's Daily forum?