Saturday, December 30, 2006

Freedom of information laws in the pipeline

China Economic Review:The Chinese government is drafting freedom of information regulations that "will fully ensure citizens' right to know under the precondition of protecting state secrets", Reuters reported, quoting state media. The rules will green-light the release of currently confidential commercial information, according to officials helping prepare them. Qin Hai, an official at the State Council's office for government information policy, said the rules would boost people's rights. "There must be institutional guarantees so a large amount of information changes from secret to open,""> " title="permanent link">#

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