Some news that links neatly to the article we published in the Open Govt journal earlier this week on China. From the Washington Post:
China's secretive government is drafting rules to promote official transparency, including releasing currently confidential commercial information, officials helping to write the rules said in reports on Monday. Proposed freedom of information regulations "will fully ensure citizens' right to know under the precondition of protecting state secrets," the official Xinhua news agency reported. It did not say when the rules would be issued.