The 7th Standing Committee of the Hebei Provincial People’s Congress, at its 8th Meeting, listened to and deliberated the report of the provincial People’s Government concerning the situation of publishing work and book and periodical management in the entire province. The Meeting found that, our province’s publishing work has, under the guidance of “serving the people and serving Socialism” and the “Two Hundreds” policy, obtained great achievements in recent years, and a batch of relatively influential good books and periodicals have been published; many measures have been adopted to rectify newspaper and periodical publishers and attack illegal publishing activities, which had a vigorous effect on cleaning up book, periodical and cultural markets. But, it must be soberly considered that, because of the influence of bourgeois liberalization ideological trends, and the overly lenience of administrative management, the phenomena of grave confusion still exists in editing, printing, distribution, book and periodical markets and other aspects. In our provinces’ book and periodical markets, books and periodicals with a vulgar style, or which are even reactionary, obscene, sexual, violent or superstitious still circulate in large numbers, poisoning people’s thoughts, gravely harming the physical and mental health of minors and inducing crime, the broad popular masses are extremely dissatisfied about this. Continue reading
22 June 1989, General Administration of Press and Publications
Article 1: According to the “Provisional Periodical Management Regulations” (hereafter simply named “Rules”), in order to implement the provisions relating to administrative punishment, these Rules are formulated.
Article 2: In all cases of violations of the “Provisional Periodical Management Regulations”, administrative press and publications management organs impose the following administrative punishment according to these Rules: Continue reading