Among 17 provincial governments’ FOI annual reports, only 15 reports provided particulars of the use of FOI legislation. The Sichuan government has had a passionate interest in implementing FOI legislation, proactively disclosing much more documents than other provinces in 2008, amounting to 27,662,645. Three provinces received more than 10 thousand access requests, including Yunnan (17955), Shangdong (16368) and Henan (15749). There was an extremely low use of FOI legislation in Gansu province, only receiving 6 applications. There were 88,056 information requests received by the 15 provinces between 1 May 2008 and 31 December 2008.