Freedom of information in China: everything you need

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So far, this website has paid relatively little attention to general legal frameworks relating to media issues and more at policies and regulations aimed at the entertainment sector. These are mainly aimed at fostering growth in these sectors while allowing for the maintenance of political control. The impact of the media on individuals is generally not addressed here. However, there are increasing developments in terms of legal and regulatory reform to deal with the increasing harm to the individual that both modern technology and the increasing space for public discourse make possible, as well as in terms of reacting to the shifting relationship between the Party-State and citizens as the latter become richer. One part of this developing the supervisory roles of the media as an answer to increasing public demand for information about how government money is spent. This website will be further developed to take these issues into account as well. In the mean time, however, great work has been done already in the area of freedom of information by the China Law Centre at Yale University, who have gathered and translated the relevant Chinese regulations and provide in-depth analysis. I find it a very useful resource and look forward to following further developments in this area.

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