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Gov't deparments urged to disclose more information

(Xinhua)

08:20, April 19, 2012

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The State Council, or China's cabinet, has ordered ministries and local governments to disclose more information on public spending, government-subsidized housing construction, food safety and other issues to curb corruption and promote socialist democracy.

Government departments should keep making government affairs public as their fundamental norm in governance and publicize detailed information on more issues, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday.

The State Council ordered government departments across the government to make available more data on government spending on overseas trips, vehicles and receptions, government-subsidized housing, food safety, environmental protection, the bidding system of government projects, work safety, land seizures, as well as pricing and charges decided by the government.

These issues are commonly believed by the public to be sources of corruption and waste in China.

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