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Open Government in China

Practice and Problems - Working Paper #23

Hanhua Zhou

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This article is an introduction to the practice of open government in China, which has attracted wide attention in the international community over the last several years. The first part of the article offers a big picture of the present conditions of the practice, with emphases on open village affairs, open legislation, government informatization and "The Regulations on the Freedom of Information" which was being formulated at the time of writing. The second part analyzes the factors and conditions under which the practice occurred. The third part discusses the various problems facing the practice of open government in China at the time of writing.

About the Author

Hanhua Zhou
Director, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Department
Chinese Academy of Social Science

Publication Information

Type Working Paper
Program Transparency
Posted 05/30/03
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# Pages 24