Notice concerning Continuing to Investigate and Capture Obscene Publications and Illegal Publications

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No. [88]XCA5

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, and public security offices (bureaus)

Recently, all localities’ press and publications, and security departments have, on the basis of State Council instructions, adopted forceful measures in the activities to inspect and capture obscene and sexual publications, and attack illegal publishing activities, they have done great amounts of work, and severely punished law-breakers and criminals, causing a certain turn for the better in the book market. But, in a number of cities, obscene and sexual publications that have already been subject to a banning order are still sold at high price, illegal publishing activities also rear their head again, bringing about grave harm to society. In order to deeply implement the Centre’s spirit concerning banning obscene and sexual publication and strictly attacking illegal publishing activities, and further do this work well, the following is hereby notified:

I, All localities are requested, upon receiving this notice, to report to Party Committees and governments, and jointly with industry and commerce, radio, film and television, culture, market management, finance, taxation and other relevant departments, continue to do inspection and capturing work of obscene and sexual publications subject to a banning order and to stop the sale of illegal publications, and firmly curb their continued dissemination.

II, All localities shall use all kinds of methods to propagate State regulations concerning banning obscene and sexual publications and illegal publications, and may desist investigating the responsibility of those actively surrendering obscene and sexual books and magazines and illegal publications (where official publishers publish this sort of books and publications, economic damage is borne by that publisher). Work units and individuals who conceal them and do not hand them over, who continue to engage in reprinting, wholesale, sale and rental of obscene and sexual books and magazines and illegal publications, will have their obscene and sexual books and magazines, as well as illegal publications confiscated, and are published with a fine of twenty times the value of the books they printed, sold or rented, and the industry and commerce departments will be suggested to cancel their business licence. Those violating criminal law, are subject to investigation of criminal responsibility according to the law.

III, All localities must further adopt effective measures, such as establishing reporting phone lines or mailboxes, to encourage the masses to report work units and individuals who engage in dissemination activities of obscene and sexual books and magazines, and illegal publications. In al cases where reports are verified, praise must be given under the prerequisite of guaranteeing the safety of the informer, and appropriate material rewards are granted. The source of the reward will be settled from fines by the press and publications bureau together with local finance, industry and commerce and other relevant departments.

IV, All localities must, during investigation and capturing work, pay special attention to concealed operation and variable tricks in the production and dissemination of obscene and sexual publications and illegal publications at present and other characteristics, adopt corresponding countermeasures, exchange information, timely check and verify, categorically carry out operations, and severely attack unlawful and criminal activities of disseminating obscene and sexual publications and illegal publishing. All localities are requested to timely report the investigation and capturing situation to the Administration of Press and Publications and the Ministry of Public Security.

Administration of Press and Publications, Ministry of Public Security
关于继续查缴淫秽出版物和非法出版物的通知
[88]新出联安第5号
各省、自治区、直辖市、新闻出版局、公安厅(局):

最近以来,各地新闻出版、公安部门根据国务院指示,在查缴淫秽、色情出版物,打击非法出版活动中,采取了有力措施,做了大量的工作,严惩了违法犯罪分子,使图书市场的秩序有了一定的好转。但是,在一些城市中,已经明令查禁的淫秽、色情出版物仍在高价出售,非法出版活动又有所抬头,给社会带来严重危害。为深入贯彻中央关于查禁淫秽、色情出版物和严厉打击非法出版活动的精神,进一步做好这项工作,现通知如下:

一、各地接到通知后,请即向党委、政府汇报,会同本地工商、广播电影电视、文化、市场管理、财政、税务等有关部门,继续做好对已通知查禁的淫秽、色情出版物及停售的非法出版物的查缴工作,坚决制止其继续传播。

二、各地应利用各种形式,宣传国家关于查禁淫秽、色情出版物和非法出版物的法规,对主动交出淫秽、色情书刊和非法出版物者,可视情不追究其责任(正式出版社出版的这类书刊,经济损失由该出版社承担)。对隐匿不交,继续从事翻印、批发、销售、出租淫秽、色情书刊和非法出版物的单位和个人,没收其全部淫秽、色情书刊和非法出版物,处以所印、所售、所租图书总金额二十倍以上罚款,并建议工商部门吊销其营业执照。触犯刑律者,依法追究其刑事责任。

三、各地要进一步采取有效措施,如设立检举电话、信箱,鼓励群众对从事淫秽、色情书刊和非法出版物传播活动的单位和个人进行检举。凡检举属实者,要在确保检举人安全的前提下予以表扬,并给予适当的物质奖励。奖金来源由新闻出版局与当地财政、工商等有关部门协商从罚款中解决。

四、各地在查缴工作中,要特别注意当前淫秽、色情出版物和非法出版物在制作、传播中行动隐蔽、手法多变等特点,采取相应对策,互通信息,及时查证,果断行动,严厉打击传播淫秽、色情出版物和非法出版的违法犯罪活动。请各地将查缴情况及时报告新闻出版署和公安部。

新闻出版署、 公安部

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