Liu Xiaobing intends to submit a proposal in conjunction with other representatives, proposing that the Regulations of the Government of the Peoples Republic of China on Information Disclosure (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) be upgraded to the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Information Disclosure, and that the scope of information disclosure be further expanded.
Liu Xiaobing is the dean of the School of Public Economy and Management of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. As a well-known expert in the field of finance, in 2018, he led the submission of a bill on the formulation of the Financial Law, which was jointly signed by more than 30 representatives of the Shanghai delegation.
However, he regretted that in September 2018, the NPC promulgated the legislative plan of the Standing Committee of the current NPC, and the Financial Law was not included.
This year, he intends to reiterate his proposal and appeal to this matter. At the same time, his concern has also expanded to another public sphere - Information disclosure.
Previously, at the National Two Sessions, delegates had made many appeals on the issue of information disclosure, but Liu Xiaobing also had his own ideas.
He believes that there are two main problems in the existing Regulations. One is the low level of legislation, which makes it difficult to overcome the conflict with the superior law. The other is the insufficient coverage to meet the growing information needs of the people.
He suggested that the existing Law on Confidentiality and Regulations should be merged into one law, the Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Information Disclosure, and that the subject and spirit of the law should be open rather than confidential.
Simply speaking, there are two criteria for whether to make public. First, whether to use public power or not; second, whether to use public resources, including public funds. He said.
Specifically, he suggested that the main body of responsibility for government information disclosure should be fully covered by the management bodies and organizations of public affairs, including legislative organs, administrative organs, social organizations and so on.