transparency ordinance

Wen Jiabao Calls For Inquiry Into Family’s Wealth

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....

“There is No Open Information Here”

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...

Modern Governance for the “Great Nation” of China – David Bandurski

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 […]

China Sets Out to Cut Secrecy, but Laws Leave Big Loopholes – Jim Yardley

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

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 […]

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