Premier Wen Jiabao’s approval “in principle” of a draft national ordinance on openness of information on Jan. 17 caused top Chinese leaders to herald the daybreak of transparent governance. Once in force the statute would establish a national legal mandate for more transparent governance and pave the way for a more potent law on disclosure . . . [Click here to access the article at FEER.com].
About The Author
David is co-director of the China Media Project, and editor of the project’s website. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village (Penguin), a book of reportage about urbanisation and social activism in China, and co-editor of Investigative Journalism in China (HKU Press). His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, Index on Censorship, the South China Morning Post and others. He received a Human Rights Press Award in 2007 for an explanatory feature about China’s Internet censorship guidelines. David has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Mr. Bandurski is an honorary lecturer at the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.