Sunday, August 14, 2011

Are you still safe if you pursue your requests?

This is interesting.

Apparently new rules regarding Public Information requests will be put into place across China.  That's good news for a burgeoning democracy.

Judicial rules to boost gov't transparency
Xinhua -

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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