Apparently new rules regarding Public Information requests will be put into place across China. That's good news for a burgeoning democracy.
BEIJING - China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) issued a judicial explanation to regulate and standardize trial procedures for the country's increasing number of government information disclosure cases in a bid to promote governmental transparency.
The explanation, which was issued on Friday and published in Saturday's edition of the People's Court Daily, a newspaper run by the SPC, confirmed that citizens may file lawsuits against their local governments if their requests for information disclosures are rejected or if they do not receive a response from the government before a specified deadline.
The regulation specified cases that the courts should accept, including governments' denial or delay of information disclosures upon public request.
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