UC Law Business Journal


Nolan R. Shaw


This note reviews the implementation of China's 2007 Open Government Information Regulation both in and outside the courts. Increased information about the workings of government promotes fairness, improved government work, civic participation, and faith in government. This note reviews the unsurprising hiccoughs in the initial implementation of the OGI Regulation, but also notes that most government offices are making positive efforts to comply with the OGI Regulation. The note concludes that the law is an important step in China's move towards greater transparency, but needs broader judicial application to be effective.