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Ministry Opposes Disclosure of WTO Report on Rare Earth Disputes

December 5, 2013
Ministry Opposes Disclosure of WTO Report on Rare Earth Disputes

By Li Jiabao and Wang Zhuoqiong The Ministry of Commerce said China strongly opposes disclosure of an interim World Trade Organization report that disfavors the nation’s claim in its rare earths disputes with other countries. “The case is under panel examination, which is not open. Before the panel develops a final report, any move to disclose the panel examination is under suspicion of violating the WTO rules,” the ministry said in a note e-mailed to China Daily. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that the WTO has concluded that restrictions…

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China Companies Rank Lowest in Survey of Transparency Reporting

December 5, 2013
China Companies Rank Lowest in Survey of Transparency Reporting

By Bloomberg News Chinese companies ranked the lowest in a survey of public reporting practices in emerging markets, underscoring concern that the government’s anti-corruption campaign may not take root in…

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How Hard is it to Win a Litigation Case?

December 5, 2013
How Hard is it to Win a Litigation Case?

Translated by Sam Chen Center for Public Participation Studies and Support (CPPSS) at Peking University and The China Center at Yale Law School recently published a report on cases of…

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Challenging the Chinese Government to Disclose its Aid to North Korea

December 5, 2013
Challenging the Chinese Government to Disclose its Aid to North Korea

By Chris Buckley Nearly deaf and close to blind, a veteran Beijing protester who was sentenced to re-education through labor in her late 70s, Wang Xiuying, now in her 80s,…

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China OGI Weekly News Update – December 2, 2013

December 5, 2013
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Detailed Conditions on Government Information Transparency Needed: Experts

December 3, 2013
Detailed Conditions on Government Information Transparency Needed: Experts

By Xinhua News Agency Published: Oct 17, 2013 Chinese experts have called for specific conditions to ensure information transparency among all government departments after a fresh cabinet circular urged for…

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