Improving Citizen Access to Government Information in China
Lin Zhu, visiting scholar, CTG, and assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration of East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai
Thursday, April 3, 2008, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Improving citizen access to government information is a major goal within China’s current e-Government initiatives at both the national and community level. Since the 1990s, China has seen great success in developing G2C (government to citizen) services for different service agencies throughout its government. However, different types of communities require different strategies for sharing information with their members. After providing a brief overview of the role of community information in Chinese government, Dr. Zhu will present three different community models for government service delivery from Shanghai, Luwan District, and Changning District. Dr. Zhu will then present her application model for community-based services in China, as well as some of the research innovations underway at East China University of Science and Technology.