Monday, April 13, 2009

The first FOI case supported by administrative reconsideration agencies

A significant case occurred after the FOI Regulations went into effect. On 26 May 2008, Xu Yaofang and 67 other villagers filed a request to the Yuyao Government in Zhejiang Province for information regarding land transfer in order to know more details about the transfer of approximately half of the total lands of their village. After they did not get any response from the Yuyao Government, they lodged an application for administrative reconsideration with the Ningbo Government which required the Yuyao Government to handle this request in accordance with the FOI Regulations.

Source: Junxiu Wang, ‘68 Villagers in Yuyao City of Zhejiang Province Win their FOI Lawsuit’ China Youth Daily (Beijing) 10 October 2008, 6.

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