China Moves Toward Release of Classified Data

After years of heated debate, China is unveiling a regulation that is partly modeled on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. Analysts say the law would drastically reduce the amount of classified information and make disclosure of information the rule rather than the exception.

The new regulation follows the example of governments that have recently passed rules allowing citizens to obtain information through FOIA-type requests. The Communist Party's Propaganda Department has resisted the new regulations; how well they'll be enforced remains to be seen.

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