Notice concerning Reiterating Regulations on Problems Related to Using Economic Sanction Methods to Strengthen Publishing Management

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6 September 1988, Administration of Press and Publications, State Administration of Industry and Commerce

With the agreement in principle of the State Council, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce have jointly issued the “Notice concerning Printing and Distributing the Ministry of Culture ‘Request for Instructions concerning Using Economic Sanction Methods to Strengthen Publishing Management'” on 15 November 1985. The said document provides that, concerning work units and individuals violating publishing regulations, where economic sanctions are necessary, “regulations are respectively implemented by administrative publishing management organs, and administrative industry and commerce management organs, problems discovered in the process of book compilation or printing, are dealt with by administrative publishing management organs; problems happening in the area of circulation, are dealt with by administrative industry and commerce management organs, illegal income obtained in violation of regulation and fines are handed over by the administrative industry and commerce management organ to the local finance administration. Matters happening in the Beijing region (including in Central first-level work units), according to the above principle of the division of work, are dealt with by the Beijing administrative publishing management organ and administrative industry and commerce management organ.”

On 5 July 1988, with the approval of the State Council, the Administration of Press and Publications formulated the “Regulations concerning Reiterating the Strict Prohibition of Obscene Publications” and the “Provisional Regulations concerning the Management of Publication Covers and Illustrations and Publication Advertising”. These have reiterated relevant regulations. At the same time, in order to increase the responsibilities of provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publication bureaus, they have made supplementary provisions concerning economic and administrative punishment. Among these, it provides that “all provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus are empowered to make punishment decisions concerning publications and unlawful work units in their localities.”

All localities’ administrative publishing management organs and industry and commerce management organs must closely coordinate and provide mutual support, and realistically do investigation and prosecution work of banned publications according to the responsibilities of each. It is hereby notified.

 

新闻出版署、国家工商行政管理局关于重申利用经济制裁手段加强出版管理有关问题规定的通知

 

1988年9月6日,新闻出版署、国家工商局

 

经国务院原则同意,文化部、财政部、国家工商行政管理局于1985年11月15日联合发出了《关于印发文化部<关于利用经济制裁手段加强出版管理的请示>的通知》。该文规定:对违反出版管理规定,需进行经济制裁的单位和个人,“由各地出版行政管理机关、工商行政管理机关分别执行:在编排、印刷过程中发现的问题,由出版行政管理机关处理;在流通领域发生的问题,由工商行政管理机关处理,违反规定所牟取的非法所得和罚款由工商行政管理机关查交当地财政。北京地区发生的问题(包括中央一级单位),按上述分工原则,由北京出版行政管理机关和工商行政管理机关查处”。

1988年7月5日,经国务院批准,新闻出版署发布《关于重申严禁淫秽出版物的规定》和《关于出版物封面、插图和出版物广告管理的暂行规定》。重申了有关法规。同时为了加重各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局的责任,对经济和行政处罚作了补充规定;其中规定:“各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局有权对本地区的出版物和违法单位与个人作出处理决定”。

各地出版行政管理机关和工商行政管理机关要密切配合、相互支持,按照各自的职责切实做好对违禁出版物的查处工作。特此通知。

 

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