TITLE

China's limited push model of FOI legislation

AUTHOR(S)
Xiao, Weibing
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Government Information Quarterly;Oct2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p346
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
China has adopted a push model of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation that emphasizes proactive disclosure of government information. This differs from a pull model that stresses citizen-initiated access or reactive disclosure. The push model of FOI legislation, which has reduced the importance of access requests in China, grew out of its local causes. However, the degree of push or proactive disclosure under China's current FOI Regulations is undermined by several factors, including a limited access mechanism, broad and vague exemptions, and the omission of the maximum disclosure principle.
ACCESSION #
53334393

 

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