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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The 2007's FOI Annual Report in Shanghai


Source: Shanghai Municipal Informatization Commission Translated by author

Shanghai government agencies received 6485 requests in 2007. 5893 requests were determined in this year, of which, 3984 (67.61%) were granted in full, 299 in part (5.07%) and 1610 (27.32%) wholly refused. Of these refusals, 539 were refused on the basis of wrong agencies approached, 490 were refused due to the non-existence of information, and 255 were rejected because of unclear requests. The information requested by 44 applicants did not fall into the definition of information under the Shanghai FOI Rules. Only 511 requests fell into six legitimate FOI exemptions. The exemption of state secrets has been frequently claimed by government agencies during this year. The rest (103) were refused because of “other reasons”, such as withdrawals from requesters and non-FOI requests (petition letters). The 2007’s annual report has the statistics of information requested that doest not fall into the definition of information under the Shanghai FOI Rules.

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