SARFT Notice Concerning Reaffirming Prohibition of Production and Screening of Pornographic Films

On 29 December, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning Reaffirming Prohibition of Production and Screening of Pornographic Films” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, and all film production work units, the notice says, that since recently, a part of the film production work units and Internet audiovisual programme service work units have, in pursuit of economic benefit, on the domestic and foreign film markets and the Internet, in violation of laws and regulations, produced and broadcasted a number of films containing pornographic content, generating extremely large danger to broad youth audiences. In order to further purify the silver screen and video channels, strengthen management over production and broadcast of pornographic films, guarantee the provision of a healthy and harmonious cultural environment for the broad people’s masses and especially for the youth audiences, promote the grand development and grand flourishing of culture, according to laws and regulations such as the “Film Management Regulations”, the “Film Script (Outline) Filing and Film Management Regulations” (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree No. 52), the “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations” (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree No. 56), the “Notice Concerning Strengthening Internet Dissemination of Film and Television Drama Management”, etc., the following requirements are hereby notifies as follows: Continue reading

SARFT Notice concerning Strengthening the Management of Internet Broadcast of Television Dramas

On 28 December, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice concerning Strengthening the Management of Internet Broadcast of Television Dramas” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureau and the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps radio, film and television bureau, the Notice states that presently, there are a number of television dramas suspected to be infringing and pirating, containing content violating social morels, that is pornographic and obscene and even endangers State security. In order to promote the great development and great flourishing of Socialist culture, construct a Socialist core values system, disseminate advanced Socialist culture, carry forward excellent traditional culture, according to relevant provisions of the “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations, hereby, the following construction and management problems concerning Internet broadcast of television dramas (including domestic and foreign films, television dramas, cartoons as well as their corresponding audiovisual products, hereafter the same) are notified as follows:

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Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations

State Administration of Radio, Film and Television

Ministry of Information Industry of the People’s Republic of China Decree

(No. 56)

The “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations” were passed during the deliberative meeting of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Ministry of Information Industry of the People’s Republic of China, are hereby promulgated, and take effect from 31 January 2008 Continue reading