Notice Concerning Studying and Implementing the “Publishing Management Regulations” and “Audiovisual Product Management Regulations” revised by the State Council

XCZ NO. [2011]82

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Press and Publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Political Department Press and Publications Bureau, all Central and State organ Ministries and Commissions, all democratic parties, all people’s organization press and publications controlling departments, all directly subordinate work units, all subordinate social organization:

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Notice Concerning the Nationwide Television Drama Shooting Filing Announcement for March 2011

On 29 March, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning the Nationwide Television Drama Shooting Filing Announcement for March 2011″ to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio, Film and Television Bureau, CCTV, the Liberation Army General Political and Propaganda Department Art Bureau and the China Education Television Station, the Notice states that, in March 2011, reports of 95 series and 2783 episodes of television dramas shot nationwide have been filed for announcement, and that for 66 series and 1961, announcement has been agreed to. Continue reading

Management Rules for the Subscription and Ordering of Foreign Publications

General Administration of the People’s Republic of China Decree

No. 51

The “Management Rules for the Subscription and Ordering of Foreign Publications” were passed at the first Administration meeting of the General Administration of Press and Publications on 17 March 2011, is hereby promulgated, and takes effect on the date of promulgation.

General Administration of Press and Publications, Director: Liu Binjie

25 March 2011

Management Rules for the Subscription and Ordering of Foreign Publications

Article 1: In order to satisfy the reading demands of domestic work units and individuals, foreign bodies in China, foreign-invested enterprises’ foreigners and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan persons concerning foreign publications, and strengthen management over imported publications, on the basis of the “Publishing Management Regulations and relevant laws, regulations and rules, these Rules are formulated. Continue reading

Publications Market Management Regulations

General Administration of Press and Publications Decree No. 52.

The “Publications Market Management Regulations” were passed on the first administration meeting of the General Administration of Press and Publication and by the Ministry of Commerce on 17 March 2011, are hereby promulgated and take effect on the date of promulgation.

General Administration of Press and Publications, Director, Liu Binjie

Ministry of Commerce, Minister, Chen Deming

25 March 2011

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China Fails to Implement WTO Ruling in Audiovisuals Case, or What Did We Expect?

The deadline of 19 March that was set for China’s implementation of the Appellate Body findings in the China-Audiovisuals Case has passed. A quick reminder: in this case, the United States challenged a number of measures that China took to restrict both the trading rights of operators to be active on the Chinese market, investment restrictions, as well as the cross-border flows of both goods and services relating to audiovisual media products, books and a number of other publications. A more detailed summary of the measures at issue and the related findings can be found on SSRN. Continue reading

State Council Decision Concerning Revising the ‘Audiovisual Product Management Regulations

People’s Republic of China State Council Decree

No. 595

The ” State Council Decision Concerning Revising the ‘Audiovisual Product Management Regulations” was passed on 16 March 2011 at the 147th State Council Affairs Meeting, is hereby promulgated and takes effect on the day of promulgation

Premier: Wen Jiabao

19 March 2011

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State Council Decision concerning Revising the “Publishing Management Regulations”

State Council of the People’s Republic of China Decree

No. 594

The “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Publishing Management Regulations’” were passed on the 147th Council meeting of the State Council on 16 March 2011, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on the day of promulgation.

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Publishing Management Rules

(Promulgated on 25 December 2001 as Decree No. 343 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, revised according to the “State Council Decision concerning Revising the ‘Publishing Management Regulations’”)

Chapter I: General provisions

Article 1: In order to strengthen publishing activity management, make Socialist publishing industries and printing work units with Chinese characteristics develop and flourish, guarantee that citizens can exert their rights to freedom of publishing according to the law, stimulate the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization, according to the Constitution, these Regulations are formulated.

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