Provisional Newspaper Management Regulations

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25 December 1990, Administration of Press and Publications

Chapter 1: General provisions

Article 1: In order to stimulate the flourishing and healthy development of our country’s newspaper undertaking, strengthen the administrative management of newspapers, ensure that newspapers serve Socialism and serve the people even better, these Regulations are formulated.

Article 2: Newspapers as named in these Regulations, refers to multi-page, continuous publications that have a fixed name, publication period and layout, have news reporting as main content, and are published at least once every week.

These Regulations also apply to the management of existing multi-page, continuous publications that mainly have non-news content or of which the publication period exceeds one week, that are published in newspaper form.

Article 3: All newspapers that have been examined, verified and approved by administrative press and publications management departments, have implemented registration formalities, have obtained a “Newspaper and Periodical Certificate” (printed uniformly by the Administration of Press and Publications), and are included in the “domestic uniform periodical numbering” (CN xx-xxxx) are “official newspapers”. The distribution of official newspapers is divided into two categories, “open” and “internal”. Those that are openly distributed, may openly solicit subscriptions, be displayed and sold in a national or some regional scope; only after Administration of Press and Publications approval may they solicit subscriptions, be displayed and sold abroad. Those that are distributed internally can only solicit subscriptions, be displayed and sold in a domestic appointed scope, and may not be openly distributed in society.

Article 4: Official newspapers’ bound volumes (including reduced-size versions) shall be considered as a natural extension of a newspaper itself.

Article 5: Newspaper publishers publishing official newspapers, may launch news activities and other activities benefiting society and the people within the scope provided by law and relevant regulations.

Article 6: All newspapers that have been examined, verified and approved by administrative press and publications management departments, have implemented registration formalities, have obtained an “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit” (uniformly printed by provincial-level administrative press and publications management departments), and are used to guide work or exchange experience within their system or their work unit, are named “unofficial newspapers”. “unofficial newspapers” are non-commercial goods, they are not included in the “domestic uniform periodical numbering”, may not openly solicit subscriptions, be distributed, displayed or sold, they may not carry advertising and a fixed price, newspaper publishers publishing unofficial newspapers may not conduct any commercial activity.

Article 7: Our country’s newspaper undertaking is an important component part of the Socialist news undertaking under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, it must persist in the basic principle of serving Socialism and serving the people, persist in taking social effect as the highest standard, propagate Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought, propagate the principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party and the government of the People’s Republic of China; disseminate information and scientific, technological and cultural knowledge, provide healthy entertainment for the popular masses; reflect the opinions and suggestions of the popular masses, and give rein to a supervisory function for news and public opinion.

Article 8: No newspaper may publish the following content:

(1) inciting resistance against and destruction of the implementation of the Constitution and laws:

(2) inciting subversion of the people’s democratic dictatorship regime and destroying the Socialist system, splitting the country or inciting rebellion or riots;

(3) inciting opposition of the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party;

(4) exposing State secrets, harming State security, damaging State interests;

(5) inciting ethnic or racial discrimination or hatred, destroying the unity of the ethnicities;

(6) destroying social stability and inciting riots;

(7) propagating murder, obscenity, sex, feudal superstition of pseudoscience, abetting crime and harming the physical or mental health of minors;

(8) slandering or insulting other persons;

(9) other content of which the publication is prohibited by law.

Article 9: Newspapers may, when news business requires so, according to relevant regulations, and with the approval of the administrative press and publications management department, establish a certain number of journalist stations. Journalist stations are delegated bodies that newspaper publishers have permanently set up outside the locality of the editorial department on the basis of newsgathering needs, they are not independent organs, they do not have legal person status, they may not engage in commercial activities. Journalist stations may not again establish branch organs.

Journalist stations shall accept the management of the local administrative press and publications management department.

Newspaper publishers may not establish editorial departments or similar organs outside of the publisher.

Newspaper publishers publishing unofficial newspapers may not establish journalist stations or other similar organs.

Chapter 2: The examination and approval of newspapers

Article 10: The following conditions shall be met to set up an official newspaper:

(1) having the purpose of conforming to the provisions of the Constitution, and serving the construction of a Socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization;

(2) having a defined specialist work division scope and editorial policy that is consistent with the work and business of the sponsoring and controlling departments;

(3) having a defined sponsoring work unit and controlling work unit that can undertake leadership responsibilities. Controlling departments at the Centre shall be ministry-level or higher (including vice-ministry level) work units; in provinces, these are to be office (bureau) level or higher (including vice-bureau level) work units; in districts (cities) and counties (cities), these are to be county-level or higher (including county-level) work units;

(4) having an editorial department composed of a certain quantity of full-time editors and journalists that is able to persist in the Four Cardinal Principles, conform to the requirements of specialization, and has full-time editors corresponding to specialist technology tasks;

(5) having start-up funds suited to the scale of the newspaper to be run, office premises, publishing and printing conditions, and funding sources needed to sustain regular publishing.

Article 11: Central work units (i.e. all Centre and State ministries and commissions, directly subordinate organs, all democratic parties, national mass organizations and their directly subordinate work units) setting up official newspapers, are to report to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and approval after examination, verification and agreement by the newspaper’s controlling department. The Liberation Army system setting up newspapers, is to be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and approval after examination, verification and agreement by the Liberation Army General Political Department.

Local work units setting up official newspapers, put forward an application with the local administrative press and publications management department (where these have not yet been established, it is permitted to directly apply with the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department), and are to report to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and approval after being examined and verified, and reported to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department for examination, verification and agreement.

Article 12: Newspapers run by two or more work units, must define one main sponsoring work unit and one main controlling department, the controlling department is to put forward applications.

Article 13: To set up an official newspaper, the requirements of Article 10 of these Regulations must be conformed to, and the newspaper’s controlling department is to put forward a letter of application to the controlling department, the letter of application must clearly indicate the following content:

(1) the reason for setting up the newspaper, the purpose of the newspaper and its scope of specialization;

(2) the sponsoring work unit and controlling department of the newspaper;

(3) the name, publishing period, lay-out, print run, distribution scope and methods of the newspaper;

(4) the name, CV, administrative duties and specialist technology duties of the main responsible persons of the newspaper; a brief introduction of the newspaper publisher’s organizational structure;

(5) the address of the newspaper publisher’s office premises and printing premises (office premises shall be in the same locality as the controlling department and sponsoring work unit);

(6) funding sources.

Where the above six content matters in letters of application are not thorough or reports are untrue, the examination and approval organ shall not grant examination and approval.

Article 14: The different editions and language versions of official newspapers with the same name are generally treated as different newspapers, and must separately apply for a “domestic uniform periodical number”.

Article 15: To set up an unofficial newspaper, the newspaper’s controlling department puts forward an application with the local administrative press and publications management department (where these have not yet been established, it is permitted to directly apply with the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department), and after examination and verification, reports to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department for examination and approval.

Article 16: Where unofficial newspapers or unofficial periodicals are changed into official newspapers, or official periodicals are changed into official newspapers, application formalities for examination and approval are to be carried out according to the procedure for setting up an official newspaper.

Chapter 3: The registration of newspapers

Article 17: For official newspapers that have been approved for registration, their sponsoring work unit is to go to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department of their locality with the Administration of Press and Publications approval documents to carry out registration formalities, the procedure for this is:

(1) the newspaper’s sponsoring work unit fills out a “Newspaper Registration Application Form” (uniformly printed by the Administration of Press and Publications), and the newspaper’s controlling department examines, verifies and stamps this;

(2) after the registration organ examines, verifies and finds the “Newspaper Registration Application Form” correct, it issues a “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”, and lists it into the local sequence of the “Domestic Uniform Periodical Numbering”;

(3) The “Newspaper Registration Application Form” is in quadruplicate. Apart from one copy each being preserved  in the newspaper publisher, the local administrative press and publications management department and the registration organ, one further copy shall be submitted by the registration organ to the Administration of Press and Publications for filing within 15 days after registration of the newspaper. Where no administrative press and publications management department has been established yet in a locality, the registration organ preserves two copies.

Article 18: After newspapers register, they may conduct trademark registration of the newspaper’s name according to the provisions of the “Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China”.

Article 19: For unofficial newspapers approved for registration, their sponsoring work unit goes to the local administrative press and publications management department with the approval documents of the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department (where such has not yet been established, they may go directly to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department) to carry out registration formalities and obtain an “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit”.

Article 20: The period of validity and reissue time of the “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate” is provided by the Administration of Press and Publications; the period of validity and reissue time of the “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit” is provided by the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department.

Article 21: Where newspaper-running work units have not carried out registration formalities within 60 days of approval of a newspaper, the approval documents become invalid automatically, and registration organs no longer grant registration. If it is necessary to still carry out registration formalities, it must be re-applied for and re-approved.

Where newspapers are not published within half a year of registration, the registration organ cancels registration. If it is necessary to continue publication, it must be re-applied for and re-approved.

Article 22: Where newspapers cease operations, their sponsoring work units shall submit a written report and the certification documents of the controlling department to the registration organ 30 days in advance, and carry out cessation formalities.

Where newspapers’ controlling departments have not borne or indicate in an official document they will no longer bear corresponding responsibilities in the process of newspaper publication, the said newspaper will automatically lose the legal right to continue publication, the administrative press and publications management department shall timely cancel registration of the said newspaper. Where newspapers cancel registration, the sponsoring work unit shall go to the registration organ to carry out cancellation formalities.

Where newspapers are ordered by administrative press and publications management departments to revoke registration because of violation of these Provisions or other relevant State laws and regulations, their sponsoring work unit shall go to the registration organ to carry our revocation formalities.

After newspapers carry out cessation, registration cancellation or registration revocation formalities, the registration organ reports this too the Administration of Press and Publications for filing.

The aftermath of newspapers’ cessation, registration cancellation or registration revocation are handled appropriately under the joint responsibility of the controlling department and sponsoring work unit of the newspaper.

After newspapers cease, cancel registration or revoke registration, newspaper publishers may no longer continue to conduct news business activities or any other activity under the name of the newspaper.

Chapter 4: The publication of newspapers

Article 23: The controlling department and sponsoring work unit of newspapers shall earnestly conduct realistic management over the newspapers they run according to relevant State laws and regulations, they must strengthen leadership and supervision over the political orientation of the newspaper, they must provide the necessary guarantees in terms of newspaper funding, personnel allocation and other matters, and bear corresponding political, legal, administrative, economic and other responsibilities.

Article 24: Newspapers may only be published after approval by the relevant administrative press and publications management department and registration according to regulations, otherwise, this falls under illegal publishing.

After newspapers are approved and registered, it is strictly prohibited to transfer their periodical number or publishing rights, other work units or individuals may not control or take over management of newspapers through putting up capital, contracted management and other methods.

Article 25: After newspapers are approved for publication, they may not change their purpose, editorial policy and specialist work division scope without authorization.

Article 26: Newspapers approved for publication must conform to the registration matters of their “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate” or “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit”. The “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate” or “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate” may not be used to publish other publications outside of the registered matters.

Article 27: Openly distributed newspapers may not directly reprint content from internally-distributed newspapers, periodicals, books and other internal publications; when reprinting or extracting content from foreign, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan newspapers, periodicals or books, they must abide by relevant State regulations.

Article 28: Official newspapers must, at the time of publication display on a fixed position on every number:

(1) the “Domestic Uniform Periodical Number”;

(2) the date of publication

(3) the number;

(4) the distribution method (those sent my mail shall indicate the mailing code);

(5) the address, telephone number, cable handle and post code of the newspaper publisher;

(6) the price

(7) the name of the printing plant;

(8) the “Advertising Business Permit” number.

Article 29: Unofficial newspapers shall indicate the complete title of the “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit” and the number on a fixed position on every number. Where production costs are collected, the production cost value shall be indicated.

Article 30: After newspapers are approved for publication, they shall timely submit samples and bound volumes to the administrative press and publications management department, and submit samples and bound volumes to the Beijing Library and the Chia Edition Library according to relevant regulations.

Article 31: Newspapers that have been approved for publication may publish trial numbers within the half a year from the date of approval.

Article 32: Where newspapers are under application and have not yet received start-up approval, their preparatory organization and personnel may not conduct open external activities under the name of the said newspaper publisher.

Article 33: Statistics concerning the annual situation all localities’ newspapers (including unofficial newspapers), are collected by provincial-level administrative press and publications management departments, and are uniformly reported to the Administration of Press and Publications before 31 January of the next year.

Chapter 5: The modification of newspapers

Article 34: The modification of newspapers refers to: modification of controlling department, sponsoring work unit, name, language, publishing period, layout, price, distribution scope, provisional printing increase, provisional edition increase, suspension of publication, etc.

Article 35: The controlling department and sponsoring work unit of official newspapers may not be wilfully modified, where modification is truly necessary due to special reasons, modification of the sponsoring work unit shall be reported by the controlling department with the original examining and approving organ; modification of the controlling department shall be respectively reported by the controlling department and the controlling department that plans to take over management of the newspaper with the original examining and approving organ, only after approval may modification occur.

Article 36: Where official newspapers need to modify their name or language, their controlling department reports the matter with the original examining and approving organ, only after approval may modification occur.

Article 37: Where official newspapers need to modify their publishing period, layout or distribution scope, their controlling department puts forward an application with the administrative press and publications management department. Newspapers of central work units are examined and approved by the Administration of Press and Publications; newspapers of local work units are examined and approved by the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department, only after approval may modification occur, and it is to be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for filing.

Article 38: Where official newspapers need to change their price, it will be handled according to relevant State regulations.

Article 29: Where official newspapers need to temporarily add editions or  numbers, the newspaper publisher shall put forward an application 30 days in advance with the administrative press and publications management department, holding approval documents of the controlling department (where it has been impossible to apply 30 days in advance because of special circumstances, special approval must be obtained). Newspapers of central work units are examined and approved by the Administration of Press and Publications; newspapers or local work units are examined and approved by the local provincial-level administrative press and publications management department, only after approval may publication occur.

Where official newspapers provisionally add editions or numbers, they shall conduct publication according to the dates, language, layout, etc., provided on the approval document, their content shall be consistent with the newspaper’s purpose and editorial policy; the print run of newspapers provisionally adding editions or numbers shall be consistent with the print run of the main newspaper (where, because of special circumstances, the print run of the provisionally added numbers is lower than that of the main newspaper, special approval must be obtained), and be distributed with the main newspapers. They may not be sold solely or used to raise the price of newspapers.

Unofficial newspapers may not provisionally add editions or numbers.

Newspapers may not wilfully reduce editions or numbers (apart from where caused by force majeure).

Article 40: Where official newspapers publish “extra specials”, they must report this to the administrative press and publications management department in advance, and it may only be published after agreement. Newspapers of central work units report with the Administration of Press and Publications, newspapers of local work units, apply with the local provincial-level administrative press and publications management department.

Article 41: If official newspapers are not published for three successive months, they automatically lose their publishing qualifications, and the registration organ cancels registration. If they need to continue publishing, they must re-apply and be re-approved.

Article 42: Where two or more official newspapers need to merge into one newspaper, the controlling departments of all relevant newspaper publishers jointly put forward an application with the administrative press and publications management department, merger may only occur after approval and carrying out relevant formalities. Newspapers of central work units are examined and approved by the Administration of Press and Publications; newspapers of local work units are examined and approved by the local provincial-level administrative press and publications management department.

Article 43: For modification of unofficial newspapers, their controlling department puts forward an application with the local administrative press and publications management department (where this has not yet been established, they may directly apply with the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department, after examination and verification, it is to be reported to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department for examination and approval.

Chapter VI: The operations of newspaper publishers

Article 44: All newspaper publishers publishing official newspapers, may launch paid services and many sorts of commercial activities within the scope provided by laws and policies, in combination with their own work.

Article 45: All newspaper publishers publishing official newspapers and having legal person qualifications launching paid services and many kinds of business activities, shall put forward an application with the relevant administrative press and publications management department and administrative industry and commerce management department with approval documents of the newspaper’s controlling department, they may only launch paid services and many kinds of commercial activities after obtaining approval and obtaining a business licence (in all cases where commercial matters involve areas under special State regulations, they shall obtain approval from the relevant department in advance).

Newspaper publishers launching paid services and many kinds of commercial activities must conduct this through the newspaper publisher’s commercial department, other departments and personnel may not engage in commercial activities without exception.

Article 46: All newspaper publishers publishing official newspapers operating advertising business must apply for an “Advertising Business Licence” with the “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”, with the relevant administrative industry and commerce management department, only after approval may they launch advertising business.

Newspaper publishers launching advertising business shall conduct this through the newspaper publisher’s advertising department and their full-time advertising personnel, other departments and personnel may without exception not engage in advertising business.

Article 47: Where official newspapers publish advertising for newspapers and periodicals, they must strictly examine their “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”; where they publish advertising for books and audiovisual publications, they must strictly examine their publishing work unit. Openly-distributed newspapers may not publish advertising for internally-distributed books, periodicals and newspapers.

Article 48: Newspaper publishers operating advertising business must abide by relevant State laws and regulations. Newspapers publishing advertising under any form must indicate the characters “advertisement” in a clear position in the newspaper, it is strictly prohibited to publish advertising in the form of news, and collect fees for this.

Chapter 7: Punishments

Article 49: Where newspaper publishers violate these Regulations, administrative press and publications management departments may, apart from suggesting to their controlling departments to impose the corresponding administrative punishments on the relevant responsible persons, also directly impose the following administrative punishments on the newspaper publishers, in view of the gravity of the circumstances:

(1) a warning;

(2) a fine;

(3) cessation of sales, confiscation or destruction of newspapers;

(4) confiscation of illegal income;

(5) cessation of publication for one to five weeks;

(6) cessation of business for rectification for one to three months;

(7) cancellation of registration.

The above punishments may be combined.

Where economic damage is caused to readers because a newspaper publisher has received a punishment or the publication of a newspaper is ceased, the newspaper publisher is responsible for compensation. All localities’ administrative press and publications management departments imposing the punishments provided in Clauses (3), (4) and (5) of this Article, they must report this to the provincial-level administrative press and publications management department for examination and verification; where they impose the punishments provided in Clauses (6) and (7) of this Article, they must report this to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and verification.

Article 50: Where the content of newspapers violates the provisions of Article 8 of these Regulations, violates criminal law and constitutes a crime, the judicial organs prosecute criminal responsibility according to the law.

Article 51: In all cases of passing off, forgery of or modification of a “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”, an “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit”, a newspaper or periodical number and illegal publication of newspaper, the administrative press and publications management department, administrative industry and commerce management department and the public security department impose administrative punishments within their departmental scope of powers; where it constitutes a crime, judicial organs prosecute criminal responsibility according to the law.

Chapter 8: Supplementary provisions

Article 52: After these Regulations take effect, in all cases where other, earlier regulations involving management of the newspaper sector conflict with these Regulations, these Regulations apply.

Article 53: These Regulations are interpreted by the Administration of Press and Publications.

Article 54: These Regulations take effect on the date of promulgation.

报纸管理暂行规定

1990年12月25日,新闻出版署

第一章 总 则
第一条 为促进我国报纸事业的繁荣与健康发展,加强报纸的行政管理,使报纸更好地为社会主义服务,为人民服务,特制定本规定。
第二条 本规定所称报纸,是指有固定名称、刊期、开版,以新闻报道为主要内容,每周至少出版一期的散页连续出版物。
对现有以非新闻性内容为主或出版周期超过一周的、以报纸形式出版的散页连续出版物的管理,也适用本规定。
第三条 凡经新闻出版行政管理部门审核批准,履行登记注册手续,领取“报刊登记证”(由新闻出版署统一印制),编入“国内统一刊号”(CN××——××××)的报纸,即为“正式报纸”。正式报纸的发行分为“公开”和“内部”两种。公开发行的,可以在全国或以某个地域为主的范围内公开征订、陈列、销售;经新闻出版署批准后可向国外征订、陈列、销售。内部发行的,只能在国内指定范围内征订、陈列、销售,不得在社会上公开发行。
第四条 正式报纸的合订本(含缩印本),应视为报纸本身的自然延伸。
第五条 出版正式报纸的报社,可在法律和有关规定的范围内开展新闻业务及其他有益于社会和人民的活动。
第六条 凡经新闻出版行政管理部门审核批准,履行登记注册手续,领取“内部报刊准印证”(由省级新闻出版行政管理部门统一印制),用于本系统本单位内指导工作、交流经验的报纸(不含文件性材料和简报),称为“非正式报纸”。“非正式报纸”属非卖品,不编入“国内统一刊号”,不得公开征订、发行、陈列或销售,不得刊登广告和刊出定价,出版非正式报纸的报社不得进行任何经营活动。
第七条 我国的报纸事业是中国共产党领导的社会主义新闻事业的重要组成部分,必须坚持为社会主义服务、为人民服务的基本方针,坚持以社会效益为最高准则,宣传马克思列宁主义、毛泽东思想,宣传中国共产党和中华人民共和国政府的方针和政策;传播信息和科学技术、文化知识,为人民群众提供健康的娱乐;反映人民群众的意见和建议,发挥新闻舆论的监督作用。
第八条 任何报纸不得刊载下列内容:
(一)煽动抗拒、破坏宪法和法律实施的;
(二)煽动颠覆人民民主专政政权和破坏社会主义制度、分裂国家或煽动叛乱、暴乱的;
(三)煽动反对中国共产党领导的;
(四)泄露国家机密,危害国家安全,损害国家利益的;
(五)煽动民族、种族歧视或仇视、破坏民族团结的;
(六)破坏社会安定和煽动动乱的;
(七)宣扬凶杀、淫秽、色情、封建迷信或伪科学,教唆犯罪和有害青少年身心健康的;
(八)诽谤或侮辱他人的;
(九)法律禁止刊登的其他内容。
第九条 报社因新闻业务需要,按有关规定,经新闻出版行政管理部门批准,可设置一定数量的记者站。记者站是报社根据新闻采访需要常驻编辑部以外地区的派出机构,不是独立机构,不具有法人资格,不得从事经营活动。记者站不得再设立分支机构。
记者站应接受当地新闻出版行政管理部门的管理。
报社不得设立社外编辑部或类似机构。
出版非正式报纸的报社,不得设立记者站或其他类似机构。

第二章 报纸的审批
第十条 创办正式报纸应当具备下列条件:
(一)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;
(二)有确定的并与主办单位、主管部门的工作业务一致的专业分工范围和编辑方针;
(三)有确定的、能切实担负领导责任的主办单位和主管部门。主管部门在中央应为部级以上(含副部级)单位;在省为厅(局)级以上(含副厅级)单位;在地(市)、县(市)为县级以上(含县级)单位;
(四)有能坚持四项基本原则、符合专业要求、具有相应专业技术职务的专职总编辑和一定数量的专职编辑、记者组成的编辑部;
(五)有与所办报纸规模相适应的创办资金、办公场所、出版与印刷条件和维持正常出版所需的正当可靠的资金来源。
第十一条 中央单位(即中央和国务院各部委、直属机构,各民主党派和全国性群众团体及其直属单位)创办正式报纸,由报纸主管部门审核同意后,报新闻出版署审批。解放军系统创办报纸,由解放军总政治部审核同意后,报新闻出版署审批。
地方单位创办正式报纸,由报纸主管部门向所在地新闻出版行政管理部门(暂未建立的,可直接向省级新闻出版行政管理部门)提出申请,经核准并报省级新闻出版行政管理部门审核同意后,报新闻出版署审批。
第十二条 两个或两个以上单位合办报纸,须确定一个主要主办单位和一个主管部门并由主管部门提出申请。
第十三条 创办正式报纸,须符合本规定第十条的要求,并由报纸主管部门向审批机关提出申请书,申请书须写明下列内容:
(一)创办报纸的理由、报纸的宗旨和专业范围;
(二)报纸的主办单位和主管部门;
(三)报纸的名称、刊期、开张、版数、发行范围及方式;
(四)报社主要负责人的姓名、简历、行政职务和专业技术职务;报社组织机构简况;
(五)报社办公场所和印刷场所的地址(办公场所应与主管部门、主办单位同在一地);
(六)资金来源。
申请书上述六款内容不周全或申报不实的,审批机关不予审批。
第十四条 同一名称的正式报纸的不同版别、文种,一般按不同报纸对待,须分别申请“国内统一刊号”。
第十五条 创办非正式报纸,由报纸主管部门向所在地新闻出版行政管理部门(暂未建立的,可直接向省级新闻出版行政管理部门)提出申请,经核准后,报省级新闻出版行政管理部门审批。
第十六条 非正式报纸或由非正式期刊改为正式报纸的,由正式期刊改为正式报纸的,均按创办正式报纸程序履行申报审批手续。

第三章 报纸的登记
第十七条 经批准登记注册的正式报纸,由其主办单位凭新闻出版署批准文件到所在地省级新闻出版行政管理部门办理登记注册手续,其程序为:
(一)报纸主办单位填写“报纸申请登记表”(由新闻出版署统一印制),并由报纸主管部门审核签章;
(二)登记机关对“报纸申请登记表”审核无误后,发给“报刊登记证”,并编入“国内统一刊号”当地序列;
(三)“报纸申请登记表”一式4份。除留存报社、所在地新闻出版行政管理部门、登记机关各一份外,另一份应由登记机关于报纸登记后15天内报送新闻出版署备案。所在地暂未建立新闻出版行政管理部门的,登记机关留存2份。
第十八条 报纸登记注册后,可依照《中华人民共和国商标法》的规定,办理报纸名称的商标注册。
第十九条 经批准登记注册的非正式报纸,由其主办单位凭省级新闻出版行政管理部门的批准文件到所在地新闻出版行政管理部门(暂未建立的,可直接到省级新闻出版行政管理部门)办理登记注册手续,领取“内部报刊准印证”。
第二十条 “报刊登记证”的有效期和换发时间,由新闻出版署规定;“内部报刊准印证”的有效期和换发时间,由省级新闻出版行政管理部门规定。
第二十一条 报纸自批准之日起,办报单位在60天内不办理登记注册手续的,其批准文件自行失效,登记机关不再予以登记注册。如要继续办理登记注册手续,须重新申请和审批。
报纸经登记注册后半年不出版的,由登记机关注销登记。如要继续出版,须重新申请和审批。
第二十二条 报纸停办,应由其主办单位提前30天向登记机关提交书面报告及主管部门的证明文件,办理停办手续。
报纸出版过程中,若报纸的主管部门没有承担或通过正式文件表示不再承担相应责任,则该报即自行失去继续出版的合法权利,新闻出版行政管理部门应及时注销该报登记。报纸注销登记,应由其主办单位到登记机关办理注销手续。
报纸因违反本规定或国家其他有关法律、法规而被新闻出版行政管理部门责令撤销登记的,应由其主办单位到登记机关办理撤销手续。
报纸办理停办、注销登记或撤销登记手续后,由登记机关报新闻出版署备案。
报纸停办、注销登记或撤销登记的善后事宜,由报纸主管部门和主办单位共同负责妥善处理。
报纸停办、注销登记或撤销登记以后,报社不得再以报纸名义继续进行新闻业务活动和其他任何活动。

第四章 报纸的出版
第二十三条 报纸的主管部门和主办单位应当认真按照国家有关法律、法规,切实对所办的报纸进行管理,在报纸的政治方向上要加强领导和监督,在报纸的资金、人员编制等方面要给予必要的保证,并承担相应的政治、法律、行政和经济等方面的责任。
第二十四条 报纸必须按规定经有关新闻出版行政管理部门批准登记注册后方可出版,否则属非法出版。
报纸经批准登记注册后,严禁转让其刊号和出版权,其他单位或个人不得以出资代办或其他方式控制或接管报纸。
第二十五条 报纸经批准出版之后,不得擅自改变其办报宗旨、编辑方针和专业分工范围。
第二十六条 经批准出版的报纸,必须与“报刊登记证”或“内部报刊准印证”的登记项目相符。不得利用“报刊登记证”或“内部报刊准印证”出版登记项目以外的其他出版物。
第二十七条 公开发行的报纸,不得直接转载内部发行的报纸、期刊、图书或其他内部出版物的内容;转载或摘编国外和港、澳、台报纸、期刊、图书内容时,须遵守国家有关规定。
第二十八条 正式报纸出版时须在每期固定位置标出:
(一)“国内统一刊号”;
(二)出版日期;
(三)期号;
(四)发行方式(邮发的应标明邮发代号);
(五)报社地址、电话、电报挂号和邮政编码;
(六)定价;
(七)印刷厂名称;
(八)“广告经营许可证”编号。
第二十九条 非正式报纸应在每期固定位置标明“内部报刊准印证”全称及编号。需收取工本费的,应标明工本费数额。
第三十条 报纸经批准出版之后,应向新闻出版行政管理部门及时缴送样报、合订本,并按国家有关规定向北京图书馆、中国版本图书馆缴送样报、合订本。
第三十一条 已批准出版的报纸,自批准之日起半年内可出版试刊。
第三十二条 正在申报而未获批准创办的报纸,其筹备组织和人员,不得以该报社名义对外进行公开活动。
第三十三条 各地报纸(含非正式报纸)每年的有关情况统计,由省级新闻出版行政管理部门汇总,于第二年1月31日前,统一报新闻出版署。

第五章 报纸的变更
第三十四条 报纸的变更是指:变更主管部门、主办单位、名称、文种、刊期、开版、定价、发行范围,临时增版、临时增期和中断出版等。
第三十五条 正式报纸的主管部门和主办单位不得随意变更,确因特殊原因需要变更的,变更主办单位应由其主管部门向原审核批准机关申报;变更主管部门应由其主管部门与拟接管报纸的主管部门分别向原审核批准机关申报,经批准后,方可变更。
第三十六条 正式报纸需变更名称、文种的,应由其主管部门向原审核批准机关申报,经批准后,方可变更。
第三十七条 正式报纸需变更刊期、开版和发行范围的,由其主管部门向新闻出版行政管理部门提出申请。中央单位的报纸,由新闻出版署审批;地方单位的报纸,由所在地省级新闻出版行政管理部门审批,经批准后方可变更,并报新闻出版署备案。
第三十八条 正式报纸需变更定价的,按国家有关规定办理。
第三十九条 正式报纸需临时增版、增期的,报社应持主管部门的批准文件在30天前向新闻出版行政管理部门提出申请(因特殊情况,未能在30天前申请的,须经特别批准)。中央单位的报纸,由新闻出版署审批;地方单位的报纸,由所在地省级新闻出版行政管理部门审批,经批准后方可出版。
正式报纸临时增版、增期应按批准文件规定的日期、文种、开版等进行出版,其内容应与报纸的宗旨、编辑方针一致;临时增版、增期的报纸印数应与主报的印数一致(因特殊情况,临时增期印数需少于主报印数的,须经特别批准),并随主报发行。不得单独发售或借此提高报纸定价。
非正式报纸不得临时增版、增期。
报纸不得随意减版、减期(因不可抗力的情况引起的除外)。
第四十条 正式报纸出版“号外”,须事先向新闻出版行政管理部门报告,经同意后方可出版。中央单位的报纸,向新闻出版署报告;地方单位的报纸,向所在地省级新闻出版行政管理部门报告。
第四十一条 正式报纸如连续3个月不出版的,便自行失去出版资格,由登记机关注销登记。如需继续出版,须重新申请和审批。
第四十二条 两家或两家以上正式报纸需合并为一家报纸的,由各有关报社的主管部门共同向新闻出版行政管理部门提出申请,经批准并办理有关手续后,方可合并。中央单位的报纸,由新闻出版署审批;地方单位的报纸,由所在地省级新闻出版行政管理部门审批。
第四十三条 非正式报纸的变更,由其主管部门向所在地新闻出版行政管理部门(暂未建立的,可直接向省级新闻出版行政管理部门)提出申请,经核准后,报省级新闻出版行政管理部门审批。

第六章 报社的经营
第四十四条 凡出版正式报纸的报社,可在法律和政策规定的范围内,结合自身业务,开展有偿服务和多种经营活动。
第四十五条 凡出版正式报纸,且具有法人资格的报社开展有偿服务和多种经营活动,应持报纸主管部门的批准文件,向有关新闻出版行政管理部门和工商行政管理部门提出申请,获准并领取营业执照后,方可开展有偿服务和多种经营活动(经营项目凡涉及国家有特殊规定的,应事先获得有关部门批准)。
报社开展有偿服务和多种经营活动必须由报社的经营部门进行,其他部门和人员一律不得从事经营活动。
第四十六条 凡出版正式报纸的报社经营广告业务,须持“报刊登记证”向有关工商行政管理部门申请“广告经营许可证”,获准后方可开展广告业务。
报社开展广告业务,应由报社的广告部门及专职广告人员进行,其他部门和人员一律不得经营广告业务。
第四十七条 正式报纸为报纸、期刊刊登广告,须验明其“报刊登记证”;为图书、音像出版物刊登广告,须验明其出版单位。
公开发行的报纸不得为内部发行的报纸、期刊和图书刊登广告。
第四十八条 报社经营广告业务必须遵守国家的有关法律、法规。报纸刊登任何形式的广告,均应在报纸明显位置注明“广告”字样,严禁以新闻形式刊登广告,收取费用。

第七章 处 罚
第四十九条 报社违反本规定的,新闻出版行政管理部门除建议其主管部门对有关责任人员给予相应的行政处分外,还可视其情节轻重,直接给予报社下列行政处罚:
(一)警告;
(二)罚款;
(三)停止出售、没收或销毁报纸;
(四)没收非法所得;
(五)停止出版一至五期;
(六)停业整顿一至三个月;
(七)撤销登记。
以上处罚,可以并处。
报社因受到处罚或报纸停刊而对读者造成经济损失的,由报社负责赔偿。
各地新闻出版行政管理部门给予本条第(三)、(四)、(五)款规定的处罚,须报省级新闻出版行政管理部门核准;给予本条第(六)、(七)款规定的处罚,须报新闻出版署核准。
第五十条 报纸的内容违反本规定第八条规定,触犯刑法,构成犯罪的,由司法机关依法追究其刊事责任。
第五十一条 凡假冒、伪造、变造“报刊登记证”、“内部报刊准印证”、报纸刊号和非法出版报纸的,由新闻出版行政管理部门、工商行政管理部门和公安部门在本部门权限内,依照有关规定给予行政处罚;构成犯罪的,由司法机关追究其刑事责任。

第八章 附 则
第五十二条 本规定生效后,以前涉及报纸行业管理的其他规定,凡与本规定有抵触的,均以本规定为准。
第五十三条 本规定由新闻出版署解释。
第五十四条 本规定自公布之日起施行。

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