Saturday, November 3, 2007

Political support for FOI

The political report of the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC) in 2002 recognized that the importance of transparency and required to promote open government affairs around the country.[1] The political report of the 17th NCCPC in 2007 further required to improve the open administrative system in various areas and increase transparency in government work and recognized that ‘[p]ower must be exercised in the sunshine to ensure that it is exercised correctly’.[2]

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[1] Jiang Zeming, Build a Well-off Society in an All-Round Way and Create a New Situation in Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Jiang Zemin’s Report at 16th Party Congress (2002) Xinhuanet<>at 26 October 2007.

[2] Hu Jintao, Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive for New Victories in Building a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects—Hu Jintao’s Report at 17th Party Congress(2007)<>at 26 October 2007.

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