Some Provisions to Strengthen Book, Newspaper and Periodical Printing Management

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25 December 1989, Administration of Press and Publications

Over the past few years, printing enterprises have developed rapidly nationwide, which had an effect on mitigating the fact that “book publishing was difficult”. But it should also be considered that printing enterprises have developed in overly many numbers, overly rapidly and excessively, exceeding real needs, not a few printing enterprises are managed chaotically and  do business in violation of regulations, illegal printing activities occur repeatedly, large quantities of publications of vulgar style, or that are even reactionary or obscene flow into society through the segment of printing, which gravely upsets the construction of a Socialist spiritual society. In order to strengthen management over printing enterprises and improve and rectify printing enterprises well, the Administration of Press and Publications, the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Light Industry have jointly formulated the “Provisional Printing Sector Management Rules”, that were promulgated and implemented on 5 November 1988. Through one year of improvement and rectification the book, newspaper and periodical printing sector’s chaotic situation has been somewhat brought under control, all levels’ administrative press and publications departments’ management and supervision over book, newspaper and periodical printing enterprises has somewhat strengthened, but the problem that there are excessively many printing enterprises has not been basically resolved, and the objective of blocking “porn sources” in the stage of the printing of publications is far from being achieved. Recently, the CCP Central Committee Secretariat and the State Council Secretariat issued the “Notice concerning Rectifying and Cleaning Up the Book, Newspaper, Periodical and Audiovisual Markets, and Strictly Attacking Criminal Activities” (hereafter simply named “Two Secretariats’ Notice”), that put forward strict requirements concerning rectifying and clearing up publications printing work units. In order to implement the requirements of the “Two Secretariats’ Notice”, rectify and clean up book, newspaper and periodical printing enterprises well, guarantee the healthy development of the book, newspaper and periodical printing sector strengthen management over book, newspaper and periodical printing and stop illegal printing activities, the following is hereby reiterated and supplementary provisions made:

I, All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus shall, together with relevant departments, realistically implement the “Two Secretariats’ Notice” and the “Provisional Printing Sector Management Rules”, and complete rectification work of printing enterprises in their areas as soon as possible. Through rectification, a one-time education on persisting in the Four Cardinal Principles, persisting in the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization, observing discipline and abiding by the law, and strictly observing relevant regulations on printing sector management work is to be broadly launched among printing enterprises. At the same time, a complete, investigation, registration and inspection round shall be conducted of printing enterprises in their areas.

II, All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus may, after the conclusion of printing enterprises rectification work, on the basis of the requirements of overall demand for book, newspaper and periodical printing capacity in their regions and reasonable distribution, through strict inspection, issue book, newspaper and periodical printing permits to printing enterprises that truly have book, newspaper and periodical printing equipment, have certain production capacities and technological abilities, that can guarantee product quality, that observe discipline and abide by the law, that have a complete management basis, regular materials provision channels and have undertaken printing tasks of a number of books (including textbooks and teaching materials) over the years.

Village-run printing enterprises contracting printing is to be handled according to the relevant provisions of the “Two Secretariats’ Notice”.

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publication bureaus shall, on the basis of the requirements of the abovementioned provisions, and in integration with the real situation in their regions, formulate basic conditions and book, newspaper and periodical permit issuance rules for book, newspaper and periodical printing enterprises in their area.

Printing enterprises of which the rectification was already completed before the issuance of these Provisions, and that have been issued with a book, newspaper and periodical printing permit, shall be re-inspected, printing enterprises whose applications were untruthful or who do not conform to the abovementioned provisions, shall have their book, newspaper and periodical printing permits revoked.

All printing enterprises that do not have a book, newspaper and periodical printing permit issued by the provincial, administrative region or municipal press and publications bureau may without exception not engage in book, newspaper and periodical printing business.

III, A book and periodical fixed printing point system is implemented for the entrusted printing of official publications (meaning publications having a book or periodical number, similar hereafter) of publishers and periodical publishers (editorial departments).

Book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises are divided into national and provincial fixed point categories, national book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises may accept the printing of publications on a nationwide scope, provincial-level book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises can only accept the printing of publications from that province (autonomous region, municipality).

Book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises are strictly selected and composed of enterprises having obtained a book, newspaper and periodical printing permit. They have State-operate large and mid-size book and periodical printing backbone enterprises at the core, and include book and periodical printing plants that have been listed into book and periodical printing sector statistics for years, a number of printing plants that have printed teaching materials (including textbooks) for years, and a number of publishers’ printing plants and a number of military book and periodical printing plants.

Nationwide book and periodical fixed printing point examination and approval is subject to allocation quota decided upon by our Administration and all provincial, administrative region and municipal press and publications bureaus, the applying enterprise fills out a “Book and Periodical Fixed Printing Point Enterprise Registration Form”, the provincial, administrative region or municipal press and publications bureau will strictly examine and verify this, and put forward an examination and approval opinion, a book and periodical fixed printing point enterprise certificate is issued after verification and approval by our Administration. Provincial-level book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises are examined, approved and issued with certificates by the provincial, administrative region or municipal press and publications bureau, and report to our Administration for filing. Book and periodical fixed printing point enterprise registration forms and fixed point enterprise certificates are uniformly printed by our Administration.

IV, After book and periodical fixed printing points are designated, the printing of all official publications of publishers and periodical publishers (editorial departments) shall be entrusted to book and periodical fixed printing points. When entrusting printing to local book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises, publishers are to provide a stamped manuscript sheet and printing task sheet, periodical publishers (editorials) are to provide a periodical publishing certificate. When entrusting printing to a local non-book and periodical fixed printing point enterprise having obtained a book, newspaper and periodical printing permit, the provincial-level press and publications bureau of the locality of the entrusting work unit must give approval. When entrusting printing to a non-local national book and periodical fixed printing point enterprise, the provincial-level press and publications bureau of the locality of the printing entrusting and the entrusted work unit must give approval. The entrusting work unit may not entrust non-local non-national book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises with the printing of official publications. In case of violation, the liability of the publisher, periodical publisher (editorial department) and contracted printing plant will be prosecuted.

Books of central-level publishers for which the printing is uniformly arranged outside of Beijing by the China Printing Company, are to be printed by national book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises outside of Beijing by arrangement of the Central China Company through annual production dispatching talks.

V, Book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises must strengthen internal enterprise management, strengthen a sense of competition and a service mentality, increase production varieties, raise product quality, reduce print production times, improve service quality, and serve the construction of the two civilizations as well as the development of the publishing undertaking.

In order to make it convenient for relevant leading organs, statistical departments and enterprises to timely understand the situation of the book and periodical printing sector, henceforth, book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises’ basic situation, including production, commerce, finance, personnel, etc., must be brought into the scope of book and periodical printing industry statistics, book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises shall submit the materials needed for industry statistics to relevant industry statistics departments regularly and according to regulations.

All provincial, administrative region and municipal press and publications bureaus must realistically strengthen management, supervision, inspection and guidance of book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises. The fixed point enterprise status of book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises that cannot complete directive book and periodical production tasks, whose product quality does not meet industry or local standards and provisions, that do not regularly submit statistical information according to regulations, or that accept printing not according to regulations, and their fixed point enterprise certificate is recalled.

VI, Book and periodical printing enterprises (including printing enterprises who also deal with books, newspapers and periodicals) must respect the laws and regulations of the State and local people’s governments, it is prohibited to accept the printing of reactionary, obscene, superstitious publications and other publications that are prohibited by government decree, and they may not engage in illegal printing activities.

VII, Book, newspaper and periodical printing enterprises shall, apart from accepting the leadership of their higher-level controlling departments, accept the supervision and inspection of local press and publications, culture, public security, and industry and commerce management organs.

VIII, Book, newspaper and periodical printing enterprises must, when contracting printing, strictly observe the following provisions:

1. Where book and periodical fixed printing points undertake the printing of publications entrusted by local publishing work units (including books, newspapers, periodicals, New Year pictures, wall calendars, desk calendars, pictorials, etc., similar hereafter), publishers must provide a stamped manuscript sheet and printing task sheet, newspaper publishers and periodical publishers (editorial departments) must provide a newspaper and periodical registration certificate. Where national book and newspaper fixed printing point enterprises undertake the printing entrusted by publications of non-local publishing work units, the entrusting work unit must also provide an approval certificate issued by the provincial-level press and publications bureau of the localities of the entrusting and entrusted work unit.

2. Non-book and periodical fixed printing point enterprises having obtained a book, newspaper and periodical printing permit may not undertake the printing of publications entrusted by non-local publishing work unit. When  entrustment of publications of local publishing work units is accepted, the entrusting work unit must provide approval of the local provincial-level press and publications bureau.  sAt the same time, publishers must provide a stamped manuscript sheet and printing task sheet, newspapers publishers and periodical publishers (editorial departments) must provide a newspaper and periodical registration certificate.

3. When publications from local and non-local non-publishing work units are entrusted, entrusting work units must provide approval documents from controlling departments (district or city-level or higher) and printing approval certificates issued by the press and publications bureau of the localities of the entrusting and entrusted work units.

All publications for which the abovementioned formalities are not conducted may without exception not be accepted by book, newspaper and periodical printing plants.

IX, Publishing or printing work units and individuals violating these Provisions are punished by all localities’ press and publications organs jointly with local industry and commerce, public security and culture organs according to regulations. Cases violating criminal law shall be handed over to judicial organs for the investigation of criminal liability.

X. All localities shall establish and complete printing sector management organs, and allocate a certain number of management personnel with good political qualities, who understand their speciality, realistically strengthen management and supervision over the local printing industry, and ensure that it serves the construction of the two civilizations even better.

加强书报刊印刷管理的若干规定

1989年12月25日,新闻出版署

近几年来,全国印刷企业发展很快,对缓解“出书难”发挥了作用。但也应看到,印刷企业的发展过多、过快、过滥,超出了实际需要,不少印刷企业管理混乱、违章经营,非法印刷活动屡有发生,大量格调低下甚至反动、淫秽的出版物经过印制环节流向社会,严重干扰了社会主义精神文明建设。为了加强印刷企业管理,搞好印刷企业的治理整顿,新闻出版署、公安部、国家工商行政管理局、文化部、轻工业部共同制订了《印刷行业管理暂行办法》,于1988年11月5日发布实行。经过一年的治理整顿,书报刊印刷业的混乱状况有所控制,各级新闻出版主管部门对书报刊印刷企业的管理和监督有所加强,但书报刊印刷企业过多、过滥的问题尚未得到根本解决,从出版物的印制环节上堵塞“黄源”的目标远未达到。最近,中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅下发了《关于整顿、清理书报刊和音像市场严厉打击犯罪活动的通知》(以下简称《两办通知》),对整顿、清理出版物的印制单位提出了严格要求。为贯彻落实《两办通知》的要求,搞好书报刊印刷企业的整顿、清理,保障书报刊印刷业的健康发展,加强对书报刊的印刷管理,制止非法印刷活动,特重申和补充规定如下:
一、各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局应会同有关部门切实贯彻执行《两办通知》和《印刷行业管理暂行办法》,尽快完成对本地区印刷企业的整顿工作。通过整顿,对印刷企业广泛开展一次坚持四项基本原则,坚持社会主义精神文明建设,遵纪守法、严格遵守印刷行业管理工作的有关规定的教育。同时,对本地区的印刷企业进行一次全面的普查、登记、验收工作。
二、各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局在整顿印刷企业结束后,根据本地区对书报刊印刷能力的总体需求及合理布局的要求,经严格审查,可以对确有书报刊印刷设备、具有一定的生产能力和技术力量、能保证产品质量、遵纪守法、管理基础工作健全、物资供应有正常渠道的并历年担负一部分书报刊(含教材、课本)印刷任务的印刷企业颁发书、报、刊印刷许可证。
乡办印刷企业承接印件按《两办通知》的有关规定执行。
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局应根据上述规定的要求,结合本地区的实际情况,制订本地区书报刊印刷企业基本条件和书、报、刊印刷许可证发放办法。
本规定下达前已整顿完毕的印刷企业,已经颁发书报刊印刷许可证的,应重新审核,对申报不实或不符合上述规定的印刷企业,应撤销其书报刊印刷许可证。
凡未经所在省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局批准颁发书、报、刊印刷许可证的印刷企业,一律不得从事书报刊印刷业务。
三、对出版社、期刊社(编辑部)委印的正式出版物(指有书号、刊号的出版物,下同)实行书刊定点印刷制度。
书刊印刷定点企业分为全国定点和省级定点两类,全国书刊印刷定点企业可承印全国范围内的出版物,省级书刊印刷定点企业只能承印本省(自治区、直辖市)的出版物。

书刊印刷定点企业由领有书报刊印刷许可证的企业中从严优选组成。以国营大中型书刊印刷骨干企业为主,包括历年列入书刊印刷行业统计的书刊印刷厂、部分历年承印教材(含课本)的印刷厂、部分出版社印刷厂和部分部队书刊印刷厂。
全国书刊印刷定点企业的申报和审批,由我署和各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局商定分配名额,由申请企业填写《书刊印刷定点企业登记表》,经各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局严格审核并提出审批意见,报我署核准后颁发书刊印刷定点企业证书。省级书刊印刷定点企业由各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局审批发证,报我署备案。书刊印刷定点企业登记表和定点企业证书由我署统一印制。
四、书刊印刷定点企业确定后,各出版社、期刊社(编辑部)的正式出版物应委托书刊印刷定点企业印刷。委托当地书刊印刷定点企业印刷,出版社凭盖有公章的发排单、付印单,期刊社(编辑部)凭期刊登记证。委托当地领有书报刊印刷许可证的非书刊印刷定点企业印刷,须经委印单位所在地省级新闻出版局批准。委托外地全国书刊印刷定点企业印刷,须经委印和承印单位所在地省级新闻出版局批准。委印单位不得委托外地非全国书刊印刷定点企业印刷正式出版物。如有违反,将追究出版社、期刊社(编辑部)和承印厂的责任。
中央级出版社由中国印刷公司统一安排到京外印制的图书,由中国印刷公司通过年度生产调度洽谈会安排到京外全国书刊印刷定点企业印刷。
五、书刊印刷定点企业要加强企业内部管理,增强竞争意识和服务观念,增加生产品种,提高产品质量,缩短印制周期,改进服务质量,为两个文明建设和发展出版事业服务。
为便于有关领导机关、统计部门和企业及时了解书刊印刷行业的状况,今后,书刊印刷定点企业的生产、经营、财务、人员等基本情况要纳入书刊印刷行业统计范围,书刊印刷定点企业应将行业统计所需资料按规定定期报送有关行业统计部门。
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局要切实加强对书刊印刷定点企业的管理、监督、检查和指导。对完不成指令性书刊生产任务的,产品质量达不到行业或地方标准规定的,不按规定定期报送统计资料的,不按规定承接印件的书刊印刷定点企业,将撤销其定点企业资格,收回定点企业证书。
六、书报刊印刷企业(包括兼营书报刊的印刷企业)必须遵守国家和地方人民政府的法律、法规,禁止承印反动、淫秽、迷信和其他属于政府明令禁止的印刷品,不得进行非法印刷活动。
七、书报刊印刷企业除接受其上级主管部门的领导外,还应接受所在地区新闻出版、文化、公安、工商行政管理机关的监督检查。
八、书报刊印刷企业承接印件时,必须严格遵守以下规定:
1.书刊印刷定点企业承接当地出版单位委印的出版物(包括图书、报纸、期刊、年画、年历、台历、挂历、画册等,下同),出版社必须出具盖有公章的发排单、付印单,报刊社、期刊社(编辑部)必须出具报纸、期刊登记证。全国书刊印刷定点企业承接外地出版单位委印的出版物,委印单位还须出具委印和承印单位所在地省级新闻出版局核发的准印证。
2.领有书、报、刊印刷许可证的非书刊印刷定点企业不得承印外地出版单位委印的出版物。承接当地出版单位委印的出版物,委印单位必须出具所在地省级新闻出版局的批准件。同时出版社必须出具盖有公章的发排单、付印单,报刊社、期刊社(编辑部)必须出具报纸、期刊登记证。
3.承印当地和外地非出版单位的出版物,委印单位必须出具主管部门(地、市以上,含地、市)的批准文件和委印单位、承印单位所在地新闻出版局核发的准印证。
凡不具备上述手续的出版物,书报刊印刷厂一律不得承印。
九、对违反本规定的出版、印刷单位及个人,由各地新闻出版机关会同所在地工商、公安、文化机关按有关规定给予处罚。触犯刑律的,送交司法机关追究刑事责任。
十、各地应建立、健全印刷业管理机构,并配备一定数量政治素质好、懂专业的管理人员,切实加强对本地印刷行业的管理和监督,使其更好地为两个文明建设服务。

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