Saturday, December 23, 2006

Open Government in China

Steve Wood commented that the papers published in the Journal of Government Information Quarterly were very interesting and indicated more progress than some people in the west might have realized. He further stated that what actually took place in China is Open Government, rather than Freedom of Information which depends on a presumptive right to know and right of access to all public information enshrined in the FOI legislation. He might be wrong if he reviews what kind of FOI actually happens in China now. One fact is all FOI laws at the local governments in China confer a right to know on citizens.

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