Death Toll in Natural Disasters No Longer Kept as China’s State Secret – Xinhua

UPDATED 9.12.05

Following is a one sentence news report that ran on Xinhua today:

The death toll in natural disasters was no longer regarded as state secret starting from August this year, a government spokesman said here Monday.

For more on China’s state secrets regulations, see here.

UPDATE: See also stories from the BBC, Reuters, and the New York Times.

September 11, 2005 8:43 PM
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