Liu Hongbo (刘洪波): Open Information Should Not be Government-Managed
At China Elections and Governance, Jennifer Grace Smith translates a piece from Liu Hongbo on the lack of government information disclosure in the wake of a series of kidnappings. From the article’s introduction:
A recent series of kidnappings of school children in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, coupled with police hesitance to make information on the kidnappings available to the public, has fueled panic, parental anger, and public demands that the authorities provide citizens with information that might help them protect themselves from future kidnappings. In this article, Liu Hongbo（刘洪波）, blogger and editorial director of Changjiang Daily, criticizes the Shenzhen police’s refusal to disclose information to the community, weighing the danger that disclosing case-related information will make it more difficult to solve the case with the necessity of disseminating information pertaining to public security. The article may be found in the original Chinese at China Elections and Governance Online.