CHINA / National

Official urges governance transparency
Updated: 2006-07-14 08:58

A senior Chinese official Thursday called on central government departments to make their administrative processes more transparent.

He Yong, a member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and deputy secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, made the remarks at a special meeting on governance transparency.

"Promoting openness and transparency in the use and operation of administrative power is vital to the administration on the whole," said He, also head of a national group responsible for governance transparency work.

But, he warned, the promotion of governance transparency should proceed gradually and in a considered way.

The central Chinese organs should put the issues that have aroused public concerns or complaints atop their lists in order to safeguard the public's right to information and supervision, said He.

The upholding of transparency should also be combined with ongoing anti-corruption moves in a bid to more effectively prevent abuse of administrative power and misinformed decision-making.

"Besides, central organs are required to enhance coordination and guidance of the governance transparency work within their own industries," he said.


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