Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Comparison of the Last Five Years of Information Requests in Shanghai

Between 1 May 2004 (the date of commencement of the Shanghai FOI Rules) and 31 December 2008, Shanghai government agencies received a total of 44,670 access requests. The following Chart shows the total number of requests for each year since the commencement of the FOI Rules in 2004. It should be noted that in 2004 the FOI Rules operated for seven months only. In 2008 a total of 9,388 requests were received, an increase of 2,903 (44.77%) from 2007. The requests in 2008 reached the second highest annual figure, although it was still much lower than that in 2005 (12465).

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