The Chinese government is drafting freedom of information regulations that "will fully ensure citizens' right to know under the precondition of protecting state secrets", Reuters reported, quoting state media. The rules will green-light the release of currently confidential commercial information, according to officials helping prepare them. There is no indication when the rules will be issued. China's definition of state secrets is notoriously loose. Journalists have found themselves facing charges of leaking state secrets after reporting official misdemeanors or political speculation. Qin Hai, an official at the State Council's office for government information policy, said the rules would boost people's rights. "There must be institutional guarantees so a large amount of information changes from secret to open," Qin told state media.