Officials Accountable for Information Transparency
(The Central Committee of the Jiu San Society)
The proposal called for more detailed rules regarding government information disclosure. Government's administrative expenditure should be transparent, particularly spending on business car use, meals, trips and meetings. Government information should be disclosed appropriately and effectively so it was understandable to the public, the proposal said.
The proposal suggested quantifiable criteria measuring the openness of public information should be used to evaluate the performance of government officials. Administrative, civil or criminal punishments should be imposed on actions such as withholding information, delaying or obstructing information disclosure or disclosing false information. Government information disclosure should be overseen by the National People's Congress, the public and the media. A citizen should be able to sue the government and request compensation if the government failed to release required information. A judicial assistance system on government information disclosure should be set up, the proposal said.