The Economist reports on China’s efforts to let just enough “sunshine” into the...
Nov 5, 2012
While lawyers acting for Wen Jiabao’s family threatened legal action against The New York Times following David Barboza’s investigation of their business dealings, the premier himself has taken a different tack....
Aug 31, 2009
China Elections and Governance translates an article about Wang Qing, a resident of Nanyang City, Henan, who made it his crusade to demand that the local government the files on public expenditures: “I wasn’t out to...
May 5, 2009
China Media Project looks at Chinese media coverage of the one year anniversary of implementation of the ordinance on government information disclosure: For the obstinate optimists there is no doubt reason enough to remain...
Jul 4, 2008
China Media Project looks at coverage of “information openness” in the Chinese media over the past year, with the passage of the National Ordinance on Openness of Government Information: Since national legislation on...
Rules Upon Rules: Henan Leaders Move to Prevent Local Abuse of National Information Release Legislation
Mar 6, 2008
David Bandurski at China Media Project looks at how effective a new law on openness of information will really be: China’s national ordinance on openness of information, or xinxi gongkai tiaoli (信息公开条例), takes the stage just...
May 24, 2007
From China Development Brief: China’s first national regulations on public disclosure of government information have been cautiously welcomed by scholars and NGOs, but most say that China still has a long way to go to...
May 7, 2007
China Media Project continues to monitor the potential impact of the government’s new transparency ordinance: Since the release more than a week ago of new legislation on government transparency in China, a number of domestic media have addressed its possible impact on a range of issues, such as anti-corruption, public health and environmental protection. In […]
Key Drafter of Information Release Legislation Suggests Journalists Will Be Excluded – David Bandurski
Apr 25, 2007
China Media Project discusses the impact for journalists of the new ordinance requiring government transparency: As professor Zhou Hanhua, who played a key role in the drafting of the ordinance, spoke with Chinese media, there were hints the effectiveness of the ordinance would be hampered by the same problem that has plagued openness legislation in […]
Apr 24, 2007
From The New York Times: China announced new regulations on Tuesday to reduce government secrecy and grant citizens greater access to official information, but the regulations include broad exceptions that raise questions about how much new openness will be tolerated. The regulations, approved in a decree signed by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, were announced with […]
China sends mixed message as it releases text of new government transparency legislation – David Bandurski
Apr 24, 2007
The China Media Project has translated much of the text of the new Ordinance on Openness of Government Information. From CMP’s introductory paragraph: As top government leaders released the much-anticipated text today of national legislation offering Chinese citizens better access to information and promising a new era of government transparency, the country’s most elite coterie […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends