Notice concerning Establishing Cooperative Relationships with Foreign Radio and Television Stations.
GFWZ No. 133
In recent years, many provincial (regional) and municipal radio and television stations have established programme exchange, personnel exchange and other such professional cooperative relationships with foreign radio stations and television stations through different channels, some even signed letters of intent, cooperation agreements, etc., this expanded our foreign propaganda and influence, and had a relatively good effect. But questions have also emerged concerning our local radio and television stations having established cooperation with foreign radio stations or television stations, and many of our stations engaging in many areas of foreign cooperation with the same foreign station. In order to ensure that this sort of activity develops healthily, hereby, the following principle-type provisions are formulated.
Establishing professional cooperative relationships with foreign radio and television stations must be suitable and at the same level. This means that the establishment of professional cooperative relationships with foreign radio and television stations is generally conducted by China National Radio, China International Radio and China Central Television; local and radio stations generally are only to establish professional cooperative relationships with foreign local radio and television stations.
2. Provincial (regional) or municipal radio and television stations that have already established friendly relationships may establish professional cooperative relationships with radio and television stations of a corresponding level, and bring this into the province (region) or municipality twinning activity planning.
3. If letters of intent to cooperate or cooperation agreements are signed with foreign radio and television stations, this is still to be reported and approved according to the procedures provided in document GFWZ No. (1988)905.
Ministry of Radio, Film and Television