Internal Newspaper and Periodical Management Principles

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16 May 1990

Administration of Press and Publications

I, Internal newspapers and periodicals refers to newspapers and periodicals with an “internal newspaper and periodical printing permission certificate”, who are not listed with a “domestic uniform periodical number”, it does not refer to the part of newspapers and periodicals with limited internal distribution holding a “newspaper and periodical registration certificate”, listed with a “domestic uniform periodical number”.

II, Internal newspapers and periodicals are non-commercial continuous publications used within systems, sectors or work units to guide work, exchange experience and exchange information. They are not independent organs and do not have legal person status. “Internal newspaper and periodical printing permission certificates” are only issues to this sort of publication.

III, For running internal newspapers and periodicals, the following conditions shall be met:

1. having a purpose conform to the provisions of the Constitution, to serving the Socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization;

2. having a determined sponsoring work unit, a determined scope of specialization and editorial policy;

3. having a higher-level controlling department realistically undertaking leadership responsibilities. Internal newspapers and periodicals falling under Central work units shall be controlled by the a Central ministry or commission-level departments; internal newspapers and periodicals run by local work units, shall be controlled by local office or bureau-level departments; internal newspapers and periodicals run locally by Central work units, shall be controlled by a subordinate department of that work unit set up locally (department or bureau-level or higher, including bureau-level), Central ministry and commission0level work units may not directly control locally-run internal newspapers and periodicals

4. having a determined editorial department. Editorial department members must be official work personnel within the personnel allotment of the sponsoring work unit. The editorial department should be in the same locality as the sponsoring work unit.

5. Having the necessary funds, fixed office premises and printing work unit.

IV, Internal newspapers and periodicals are uniformly approved by all provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus under the leadership of Party Committee propaganda departments (when examining and approving internal newspapers and periodicals of the natural science and technology categories, the opinion of the local science and technology committee or the State Science and Technology Commission should be sought” Internal newspaper and periodical publishing permission certification are issued uniformly by all provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus. Other departments may not examine and approve internal newspapers and periodical or issue internal newspaper and periodical printing permission certificates.

V, Internal newspapers and periodicals may not carry the following content:

1. inciting subversion of the people’s democratic dictatorship regime and the Socialist system, separate the country and inciting rebellion or riots;

2. inciting opposition against the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party;

3. inciting resistance or destruction of the implementation of the Constitution and laws;

4. divulging state secrets, endangering national security, harming national interests;

5. inciting ethnic or racial discrimination or hatred, destroying ethnic unity;

6. propagating violence, obscenity, sex or instigating crime;

7. slandering or insulting other persons;

8. impairing judicial departments’ fair trial of cases;

9. other content prohibited by laws.

VI, The distribution and exchange scope of internal newspapers and periodicals may not exceed the sector or the work unit. Internal newspapers and periodicals may not be openly displayed or sold. They may certainly not be disseminated abroad or to the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions through exchange or as gifts.

VII, Internal newspapers and periodicals may not be sold at fixed price, they may only collect a certain production costs after undergoing examination and approval by the provincial-level press and publications management department in consultation with the local price management department, and may not derive profit from this.

VII, Internal newspapers and periodicals may not conduct or participate in any commercial activity (including commercial advertising), may not launch open social activities, and may not conduct advertising or propaganda on radio, television or in official periodicals.

IX, Internal newspapers and periodicals may not establish journalist stations, offices or other organizations outside of their editorial department in any way.

X, Internal newspapers and periodicals may not publish supplementary numbers or pages without authorization, and are strictly prohibited to publish books or materials with their “internal newspaper and periodical printing permission certificate”.

XI, Internal newspapers and periodicals violating management regulations, will, on the basis of the gravity of the circumstances, be subject to warning, fines, confiscation of illegal income, confiscation or destruction, cessation of publication for rectification, cessation of publication and other administrative punishments.

内部报刊管理原则

1990年5月16日,新闻出版署

一、内部报刊是指持“内部报刊准印证”、不列入“国内统一刊号”的报刊,不是指持“报刊登记证”、列入“国内统一刊号”的报刊中限定内部发行部分。
二、内部报刊是在本系统、本行业、本单位内用于指导工作、交流经验、交换信息的非商品性连续出版物。它不是独立机构,不具备法人资格。“内部报刊准印证”只发给此类出版物。
三、申办内部报刊,应具备下列条件:
1.有符合宪法规定的、为社会主义精神文明和物质文明建设服务的宗旨;
2.有明确的主办单位、明确的专业范围和编辑方针;
3.有切实担负领导责任的上级主管单位。属中央单位办的内部报刊,应由中央部委级部门主管;地方单位办的内部报刊,应由地方厅局级部门主管;中央单位在地方办的内部报刊,应由本单位设在当地的下属部门(司局级以上,含司局级)主管,中央部委级单位不得直接主管在地方办的内部报刊。
4.有固定的编辑部。编辑部成员必须是主办单位编制内的正式工作人员。编辑部应与主办单位同在一地。
5.有必需的资金、固定的办公场所、承印单位。
四、内部报刊由各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局在党委宣传部的指导下统一审批(审批自然科学技术类内部报刊时,应征求当地科委或国家科委的意见)。内部报刊准印证由各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局统一发放。其他部门不得审批内部报刊和发放内部报刊准印证。
五、内部报刊不得刊载下列内容:
1.煽动颠覆人民民主专政政权和社会主义制度,分裂国家或煽动叛乱、暴乱的;
2.煽动反对中国共产党领导的;
3.煽动抗拒、破坏宪法和法律实施的;
4.泄露国家机密,危害国家安全,损害国家利益的;
5.煽动民族、种族歧视或仇视、破坏民族团结的;
6.宣扬凶杀、淫秽色情或教唆犯罪的;
7.诽谤或侮辱他人的;
8.妨害司法部门公正审理案件的;
9.法律禁止刊载的其他内容。
六、内部报刊的发放和交换范围不得超越本行业、本系统。内部报刊不准公开陈列、销售。更不得通过交换或赠送方式传播到国外和港、澳、台地区。
七、内部报刊不准定价出售,只能经省级新闻出版管理部门会商当地物价管理部门核准后,收取一定的工本费,并不得以此盈利。
八、内部报刊不得进行或参与任何经营活动(包括经营广告),不得开展公开性的社会活动,不得在广播、电视和正式报刊上为自已进行广告宣传。
九、内部报刊不得设立记者站、办事处或以任何名义建立本编辑部以外的其他组织机构。
十、内部报刊不得擅自出版增刊、增页,严禁以“内部报刊准印证”出版图书、资料等。
十一、内部报刊违反管理规定的,由省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局根据情节轻重,给予警告、罚款、没收非法收入、没收或销毁、停刊整顿、停刊等行政处罚。

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