China』s Information Disclosure Scam
The China』s Supreme Court recently enacted a new law
empowering individuals and organizations to sue
any authoritative department that fails to properly disclose
To experts, policies like this only serve to appease the public
who have grown discontent over the lack of transparency
of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as the authorities
will never disclose what they do not want to disclose.
Out of the 13 articles in the newly released Stipulations
Regarding Authoritative Information Disclosure,
there are five that relate to administrative disclosure
procedures, which the state courts have to follow.
The law would apply, for example, where executives refuse
to provide relative information to subordinates or refuse to
give an adequate explanation, or give wrong answers.
This new law is a further interpretation of the
Disclosure of Government Information Regulations
which was published three years ago.
Human rights lawyer, Shu Xiangxin, from Shandong Province,
told a NTD that this regulation is less likely to be implemented,
as there is no independent judiciary.
Shu Xiangxin: “The core problem lies in the law-violence
of the CCP officials and governments
—not in particular, but in general.
The whole country violates this new disclosure law,
so how can the courts deal with all of that?”
From the SARS incident to the Sichuan earthquake,
the melamine contaminated milk powder case,
Yang Jia kills policemen case, to the most recent
Wenzhou high-speed train crash case,
all of these cases are rife with dubious evidence
and as a result, ended up unsolved.
Anyone who endeavored to uncover the truth, was silenced.
Also, the whereabouts of rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng,
who defended Falun Dafa practitioners remains unknown.
The CCP however, is trying to contain the public』s outcry
over its bad politics, while trying to control the Internet.
The U.S.-based Times was quoted by the German media
Deutsche Welle, as saying that massive scandals
have made the public aware of the fact that the old saying
“Follow the Party, better your life,” is simply not true.
The high-speed train accident has shown that the public
is quickly losing trust in the CCP authorities.
As more and more people express their discontentment,
via the Internet, changes are taking place along the way.
Ms. Liu Ping from Jiangxi, who was laid-off from her job,
ran for the Deputy to the People』s Congress position.
She found needed support for her election from micro-blog.
She said that she has a lot of personal experience
with the public』s growing distrust of the CCP authorities.
Liu Ping: “Micro-blog is so powerful!
During the time that I was illegally detained, people across
the country spoke out for me,
especially renowned individuals such as Mr. Li Huizhi
and Yu Jianrong, etc.
Without their voices, I would have never been released.”
Also, regarding the high-speed train crash, hundreds of media
strongly resisted the CCP』s ban on criticizing the regime
for their intentional cover-up and their refusal
to properly deal with the incident.
Responding to public pressure aimed against the media,
the CCP has pinned its hopes on this high-profile declaration
of information and administration disclose, in an effort to
convince the public that they didn』t hide the truth.
Cheng Xiaonong, a Princeton University scholar told NTD,
“Judging from the two recent cases, it is so obvious that
the CCP authorities are trying to fool people.”
One incident involves the high-speed train crash.
The authorities in this case have no intention of announcing
the real cause of the accident or an accurate body count.
Another incident involves thee Dalian protest against the
Chemical Factory PX project where tens of thousands of
protestors were persuaded by the authorities to go back home
while the authorities ordered a complete media
and Internet blackout of the event.
Internet critic, Renwen Zhuyi, said in an article:
“How long will the public be fooled
by this so-called information disclosure?
Also, there is no mention about what consequences the courts
will have to face if they violate this law.
Basically, this is a new version of lies created just for this law.”
NTD reporters Li Lan, Li Qian and Bo Ni