National People’s Congress Standing Committee Decision Concerning Safeguarding Internet Safety

Passed in the 19th Meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, on 28 December 2000

Our country’s internet, under national energetic initiative and vigorous promotion, has gained extensive use in the construction of the economy and various businesses, as well as caused people’s production, jobs, study and lifestyle to start and continue to change rapidly and possesses an important function to the acceleration of our national economy, the development of science and technology and the progress of the informatisation in service of society. At the same time, how to ensure the safe running of the Internet and the safety of information is a question that has attracted widespread societal attention. In order to promote the beneficial, abolish the harmful, promote the healthy development of our country’s internet, protect national security and the common interest in society, protect individuals and legal persons and other group’s legal rights, the following is decided:

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Notice Concerning Some Economic Policies Supporting the Cultural Sector Development

(NDC No. (2000)41)

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate organs:

Since the reform and opening up, especially since the Fourteenth Party Congress, the Central Committee and the State Council have brought on stage a number of cultural economic policies, which have developed a vigorous function in reforming and propagating the cultural management system and completing and propagating the internal business system of cultural organs, stimulating spiritual culture product production and propagating the establishment of cultural facilities, improving and propagating the material conditions of cultural organs, and moved forward the propagating of healthy cultural sector development. Continue reading