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Does Lou Jiwei’s Exit Audit Report Count as a “State Secret”?

October 14, 2016

In February 2016, 80-year-old Beijing resident Wang Xiuying applied to the National Audit Office for “Open Information on the Exit Audit Report of Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, legal representative of China Investment Corporation and Central Huijin Investment Company Ltd.” The National Audit Office rejected the application, however, on the grounds that the “contents of Open Government Information disclosure involve state secrets.” However, contradicting this decision, a response from the National Administration for the Protection of State Secrets (NAPSS) confirmed that there was no state secrets classification level related to the audit report. Hence, Wang applied for a case review, but the original response was upheld. For this reason, she brought a case against the National Audit Office to the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court for violating the laws related to open government information disclosure. The court will hold a closed hearing of the case on October 21, 2016, at 9:30am, in Courtroom No. 2.

Wang Xiuying is a victim of the demolitions carried out by Beijing authorities in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. She was sentenced to one year of Reeducation-Through-Labor as a result of defending her rights. The authorities rescinded the sentence following appeals and attention from international human rights organizations and the media. 


楼继伟离职审计报告算不算“国家机密”?

王秀英

北京市第一中级人民法院将于2016年10月21日上午9时30分在第二审判区开庭,对北京市民王秀英提出“财政部长楼继伟离职审计报告是否属于国家机密”一案进行不公开审理。

王秀英在2016年2月向国家审计署提出“公开财政部长楼继伟担任中国投资有限责任公司和中央汇金投资有限公司原法人代表的离职审计报告”的申请。2016年3月国家审计署办公厅以“申请公开内容涉及国家秘密”为由予以拒绝。申请人王秀英于2016年4月收到国家保密局出具的答复证实,没有关于审计报告的保密文号。据此可以说明该审计报告并不属于国家机密范围。因此2016年4月末申请人王秀英再次向国家审计署提出申请复议,要求国家审计署在申请限期依法作出具体准确完整的答复。但直到2016年6月获得的复议决定却是,维持国家审计署2016年3月作出的《答复书》。为此王秀英依据国家有关法津,状告国家审计署此行为违反了政府信息公开的有关法律,为此向北京市第一中级法院提出诉讼。      

现任国家财政部长楼继伟一直是受社会关注的人物。前一段时间他声称退休人员应该继续缴纳医疗保险的言论,曾引起社会的极大轰动。楼财长关于近期开征房产税“义无反顾”的讲话又引来社会的一片哗然。社会上对楼继伟出任财长之前所担任的中投公司和中金公司法人的离任审计报告非常关注,楼继伟在主导这两家在中国经济中极具影响公司经营状况更是格外引人注目。此间有关人士认为,公民申请知晓对楼继伟离职审计报告内容,是公民应享有的权利,国家审计署以保密为由予以拒之,是不合理和不合法的行为。                                      

现在距离此案开庭仅剩短短的一周左右时间,究竟“国家秘密”的边际界定是否真的依法存在?还是一名普通的北京女市民的知情权能获得国家法律保护?让我们拭目以待!

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