Supplementary Provisions concerning Issuing and Publishing Works Relating to the Work and Life Situation of Main Party and State Leaders

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15 February 1993

ZXF No. [1993]5

Correctly propagating the glorious achievements and revolutionary spirit of main Party and State leaders, has an important significance for inheriting and carrying forward the excellent traditions of the Party, encouraging and inspiring the broad popular masses to vigorously through themselves into Socialist modernization construction. But, in the recent period, a number of news and publishing work units have disregarded regulations from relevant Centre departments, and without examination or approval, have issued an published unauthorized works relating to the situation of main Party and State leaders, some of the content of these has harmed the image of Party and State leaders, has exposed Party and State secrets, and has harmed the interests of Party and State. In order to realistically strengthen management, we must continue to earnestly implement the “Regulations Concerning Strengthening Management over Publications Depicting Main Party and State leaders (ZXF No. [1990]5, no. [90]XCTZ551), and at the same time, on the basis of the present situation, with the approval of the Party centre, the following supplementary provisions are made:

I, Main Party and State leaders as named in these regulations includes: incumbent and past Central Committee Politburo Standing Committee members, State chairmen and vice-chairmen, State Council premiers, Central Military Commission chairmen, National People’s Congress Standing Committee heads, and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference chairmen.

II, Works relating to Party and State leaders as named in these regulations refers to: books, newspaper and periodical articles, audiovisual products, films, television works, etc., depicting, recording or involving the work and life situation of the abovementioned persons.

III, In all cases of publishing and issuing of this sort of works, the viewpoints must conform to the spirit of the CCP Central Committee “Decision concerning Some Historical Questions”, “Decision Concerning Some Historical Questions Since the Founding of the Nation” as well as relevant Centre documents. Content absolutely must be accurate, no gossip and hearsay may be used, nothing may be concocted or fabricated, the image of Party and State leaders may not be harmed, no Party and State secrets may be exposed, no Party and State interests may be harmed.

IV: For all issuing and publishing of this sort of work, the submission for examination and approval system must be strictly implemented.

Concerning news reports. News reports published by the People’s Daily, Xinhua Press Agency, the Central Television Station and the Central People’s Radio Station, are reported for approval according to the examination and approval procedure of each. News reports published by other central and local news work units are to be reported to departments or personnel appointed by Party and State leaders for examination and approval.

Concerning films and television works. These shall, after examination and verification by the Major Revolutionary and Historical-Themed Film and Television Creation Leading Small Group, be reported to the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television for examination and approval.

Concerning books. Publication of books with this sort of content is limited to the People’s Press, Central Historical Documents Press, Central Party History Press, CCP Central Party School Press, China Youth Press, 1 August Press and all provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Presses, other publishers may without exception not arrange publication. When the abovementioned central first-level publishers arrange publication of this sort of books, they must report the theme selection and manuscript to the controlling department for verification and putting forward opinions, and report to the Administration of Press and Publications for approval. When local People’s Presses arrange the publication of this sort of books, they must report the theme selection and the manuscript to the provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureau for examination and putting forward opinions, and after agreement of the provincial, autonomous region and municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, report them to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and approval.

Concerning newspaper and periodical articles. Newspapers and periodicals publishing or reprinting this sort of works, must conform to their nature and work division, where it does not conform, it may not be carried. Local newspapers, before issuing this sort of work, must report to the provincial-level government controlling department for examination and verification, the controlling department puts forward an opinion, and after agreement by the provincial, autonomous region and municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, is to be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for examination and approval; central newspapers must report to their controlling department for examination and verification, the controlling department puts forward an opinion, this is reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for approval.

Concerning audiovisual products, publishing and reproduction (copying) of products with this sort of content is limited to the China Record Company, China Audiovisual General Publishing, Shenzhen First Laser Television Co. Ltd., other audiovisual publishers without exception may not arrange publication. When the abovementioned publishers arrange publishing of this sort of works, they must report the theme selection, draft and specimen to the controlling department for examination and putting forward opinions, and submit it to the Administration of Press and Publications.

The Administration of Press and Publications, during the process of examining and approving books, newspaper and periodical articles and audiovisual products, may when necessary and in view of the situation, respectively request the Central Historical Document Research Centre, the Central Party History Research Centre, the Military Academy and other departments to assist in examination and verification. For issuing and publishing all works involving living persons, the agreement of that person must be obtained.

V, It is strictly prohibited to user the image and prestige of main Party and State leaders to make advertising or covertly make advertising.

VI, Publishing, translating and publishing or reprinting this sort of works written by foreign authors or Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau authors, is to be examined and approved according to the above provision.

VII, This sort of publications may not be published in cooperation, or published in cooperation with the outside world. Special themes are to be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications under exceptional circumstances.

VIII, Those violating regulations, are severely dealt with by the controlling department according to the provisions of Article 9 of document no. ZXF No. [1990]5, no. [90]XCTZ551.

All levels’ Party Committee Propaganda Departments and controlling government departments must realistically strengthen management over this work. Questions on important situations shall be timely reported to the local Party Committee and government, and be reported to the CCP Central Propaganda Department and the relevant State Council controlling department.

 

关于发表和出版有关党和国家主要领导人工作和生活情况作品的补充规定

 

 

1993年2月15日·中宣发文[1993]5号

 

正确地宣传党和国家主要领导人的光辉业绩和革命精神,对于继承和发扬党的优良传统,激励、鼓舞广大人民群众积极投身社会主义现代化建设事业,具有重要的意义。但是,最近一个时期,一些新闻、出版单位无视中央有关部门的规定,未经审批,擅自发表和出版有关党和国家主要领导人情况的作品,其中有的内容损害了党和国家领导人的形象,泄露了党和国家的秘密,损害了党和国家的利益。为了切实加强管理,必须继续认真执行《关于对描写党和国家主要领导人的出版物加强管理的规定》(中宣发文[1990]5号、[90]新出图字551号),同时根据当前情况,经报党中央批准,作如下补充规定:

 

一、 本规定所称的党和国家主要领导人包括:现任或曾任党中央政治局常委,国家主席、副主席,国务院总理,中央军委主席,全国人大常务委员会委员长,全国政协主席。

 

二、 本规定所称有关党和国家领导人的作品是指:描写、记述或涉及上述人物工作和生活情况的图书、报刊文章、音像制品、电影、电视作品等。

 

三、 凡发表和出版这类作品,其观点必须符合中共中央《关于若干历史问题的决议》、《关于建国以来党的若干历史问题的决议》以及中央有关文件的精神。内容一定要准确,不得使用道听途说的传闻,不得捏造、杜撰,不得损害党和国家领导人的形象,不得泄露党和国家的秘密,不得损害党和国家的利益。

 

四、 凡发表和出版这类作品,必须严格执行送审制度。

 

关于新闻报道。人民日报、新华社、中央电视台、中央人民广播电台发表的新闻报道,按照各自的审批程序报批。其他中央或地方新闻单位发表的新闻报道,报送党和国家主要领导人指定的部门或人员审批。

 

关于电影、电视作品。应经重大革命历史题材影视创作领导小组审核后,报广播电影电视部审批。

 

关于图书。这类内容的图书限由人民出版社、中央文献出版社、中央党史出版社、中共中央党校出版社、中国青年出版社、八一出版社和各省、自治区、直辖市人民出版社出版,其他出版社一律不得安排出版。上述中央一级出版社在安排出版这类图书时,须将选题和书稿报主管部门审核并提出意见,报送新闻出版署审批。地方人民出版社在安排出版这类图书时,须将选题和书稿报省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局审核并提出意见,经省、自治区、直辖市党委宣传部同意后,报新闻出版署审批。关于报刊文章。报纸、期刊发表或转载这类作品,要与各自的性质,分工相符,不符的不得刊载。地方报刊在发表这类作品前,须报省级政府主管部门审核,由主管部门提出意见,经省、自治区、直辖市党委宣传部同意后,报新闻出版署审批;中央的报刊须报主管部门审核,由主管部门提出意见,报新闻出版署审批。

 

关于音像制品,这类内容的作品限由中国唱片公司、中国录音像出版总社、深圳市先激光电视有限总公司出版、复录(转录),其他音像出版社一律不得安排出版。上述出版社在安排出版这类作品时,须将选题和文稿、样片报主管部门审核并提出意见,报送新闻出版署审批。

 

新闻出版署在审批图书、报刊文章和音像制品过程中,必要时可视情况分别转请中央文献研究室、中央党史研究室和军事科学院等部门协助审核。凡发表和出版涉及健在的领导人的作品,必须征得本人同意。

 

五、 严禁用党和国家主要领导人的形象和声誉作广告或变相作广告。

 

六、 出版、翻译出版和转载外国作者和台、港、澳作者撰写的这类作品,均按上述规定审批。

 

七、 这类作品不得进行协作出版或对外合作出版。特殊情况专题报新闻出版署批准。

 

八、 对违反规定的,由主管部门按照中宣发文[1990]5号、[90]新出图字551号文件第九条规定严肃处理。

 

各级党委宣传部和政府主管部门,要切实加强对这项工作的管理重要情况问题应及时报告当地党委和政府,并报中共中央宣传部和国务院有关主管部门。

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