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China: State Secrecy Can Not be Excuse for Cover Ups

China has unveiled new rules telling officials not to cover up what should be publicly available information using the excuse that it is a state secret, in what state media said was a move towards greater government transparency.   China has notoriously vague state secret laws, covering everything from the number of people executed every year to industry databases and even pollution figures, and information can be retroactively labeled a state secret.   The issue received...

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