Name of law: The People’s Republic of China Ordinance on Openness of Government Information First adopted: 2007 Last modified: n/a RTI Rating last updated: 2020-09


The Open Government Information Regulations have reasonably clear procedures and some strong language on remedial measures and sanctions for individuals who do not comply with right to information obligations. However, the high level of generality in the phrasing of many provisions loses points, as does the lack of any independent oversight and appeals body. The Regulations also do not trump secrecy provisions under other laws and lack of a clear public interest override.

Translation is provided by China Law Translate (

Local expert: Ben Wei