Provisional Regulations Concerning the Responsibilities of Publishing Work Units’ Sponsoring Work Units and Controlling Work Units

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29 June 1993

XWCBS No. [93]801

 

Article 1: In order to adapt to the requirements of press and publications undertaking development, and clarify the responsibilities of publishing work units’ sponsoring work units and controlling work units, these Regulations are formulated.

 

Article 2: For organization of a publishing work unit, a sponsoring work unit and a controlling work unit must be determined.

 

Article 3: Publishing work unit refers to a newspaper publisher, periodical publisher (editing department) book publisher and audiovisual publisher run according to relevant State regulations, examined and approved by the national administrative press and publications management department and having implemented registration formalities.

 

Article 4: Sponsoring work unit refers to the higher-level leading department of the publishing work unit.

The specialist division of work scope of publishing work units organized by a sponsoring work unit, shall be consistent with the business scope of the sponsoring work unit. The office premises of the publishing work unit organized by a sponsoring work unit shall be in the same city and the same administrative area as the sponsoring work unit.

Where two or more work units jointly apply to set up a publishing work unit, one of them will be determined to act as the main sponsoring work unit as well as the corresponding controlling work unit.

 

Article 5: Controlling work unit refers to the applicant at the time of publishing work unit establishment, and is the higher-level controlling department of the sponsoring work unit of the publishing work unit (where there are two or more sponsoring work units, it is the main sponsoring work unit).

Controlling work units, at the central levels shall be work units of ministry level (including vice-ministry) level or higher; in provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities they shall be work units of office (bureau) level or higher; in autonomous prefectures, cities containing countries and administrative offices established by provinces and autonomous regions, they shall be work units of bureau (section) level or higher; in county-level administrative regions, they shall be county (section) level leading organs.

 

Article 6: The relationship of controlling work units and sponsoring work units with publishing work units must be one of leadership and being led, an cannot be a relationship of dependence and being depended on. The main responsible persons of publishing work units shall be the employed personnel subordinate to the sponsoring work unit, it is prohibited to contract the publishing work unit out to other organizations and individuals

Publishing work units, under the leadership and management of the controlling work unit and the sponsoring work unit are responsible for launching all business activities, guaranteeing that publications editing, publishing, printing and distribution work is regularly conducted

 

Article 7: Publishing committees, editing committees, editorial departments, management committees and other organs that publishing work units set up on the basis of work requirements, are all internal management organs of the publishing work unit, and cannot act as the publishing work unit’s sponsoring work unit or controlling work unit.

 

Article 8: Sponsoring work units bear the following duties concerning the publishing work units they set up:

(1) Leading and supervising that the publishing work units abide by the basic line, principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party and State laws, regulations and policies, as well as publishing (newspaper, periodicals) organization policies, purposes, and specialist scopes, in performing publishing work and all related work; examining and verifying the important propaganda, reporting and theme selection plans of publishing work units, examining and approving the publishing or issuing of important contributions (book manuscripts, comments, reports, etc.); deciding whether to distribute or not distribute publications of their subordinate publishing work units; they bear direct leading responsibility for grave errors of the publishing work units appearing in publication content and other aspects, and other grave problems.

 

(2) According to relevant State provisions, providing and raising the necessary funds and equipment to publishing work unit, and creating other necessary conditions, conducting examination, approval and registration formalities, obtaining enterprise legal person or undertaking work unit legal person qualifications according to the law.

 

(3) According to relevant State provisions, deciding on the form of job responsibility system for the publishing work units’ operation and management of State assets; abiding by relevant State provisions and the principles of unifying responsibility, power and interest, guaranteeing the operational autonomy of publishing work units, but they shall realistically undertake supervision duties over all business activities of publishing work units; supervising publishing work units in strictly implementing State finance, tax and State-owned asset management laws and regulations, regularly conducting audits, guaranteeing that the publishing work units’ assets maintain or increase value. Where policy-related losses are suffered publishing work units because of social interest objective, the sponsoring work unit shall grant corresponding subsidy or compensation through other means.

 

(4) Examining and verifying the setup of internal organs, assessing and putting forward opinions for appointment or dismissal of publishing work units’ responsible persons, and reporting them to the controlling work unit for approval.

 

(5) Reporting the work situation of the publishing work unit to the controlling work unit, implementing the related decisions and opinions of the controlling work unit.

 

(6)Undertaking publishing work units’ or publications’ property liquidation, personnel settlements and other aftermath work after closing down.

 

(7) Other duties provided by the State and higher-level controlling departments.

 

Article 9: Controlling departments bear the following duties toward their subordinate publishing work units and their sponsoring work units:

(1) Supervising publishing work units and their sponsoring work units in their implementation of the basic line, principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party and State laws, regulations and policies; adopting administrative measures and economic measures to guarantee that publishing work by publishing work units persist in the orientation of serving the people and serving Socialism, and persisting in having social effect as the highest standards; they are empowered to decide to distribute or not distribute the publications of subordinate work units; they bear leading responsibility for grave errors of the publishing work units appearing in publication content, and other aspects and other grave problems.

 

(2) Examining and approving publishing work units’ major propaganda, reporting and theme selection plans, approving the publishing or issuing of contributions having an important influence; deciding to close down or change publishing work units or publications, and putting forward written reports to the administrative press and publications management department.

 

(3) Conducting assessment, supervision and guidance over the leading and management work of the sponsoring work unit over the publishing work unit, and they may put forward opinions and make decisions.

 

(4) Supporting and assisting supporting work units to provide or raise funds and purchase equipment for publishing work units.

 

(5) Together with the sponsoring work unit, being responsible for the asset liquidation, personnel settlement and other aftermath work after closing down publishing work units or publications.

 

(6) Other duties provided by the State.

 

 

Article 10: Where a sponsoring work unit and a controlling work unit are the same organ, the said organ must implement all duties provided in Article 8 and 9 .

 

Article 11: When sponsoring work units decide to no longer implement the duties provided in Article 8 of these Regulations, they shall timely report their controlling authority and the administrative press and publications management department in written form, and the controlling work unit will directly implement the duty of the sponsoring work unit; the controlling work unit shall within two months decide to close down the said publishing work unit or appoint a new suitable sponsoring work unit; where the time limit is exceeded and there is no qualified sponsoring work unit, the administrative press and publications management department cancels the registration of the said publishing work unit according to relevant provisions.

 

Article 12: When controlling work units decide to no longer implement the duties provided in Article 9 of these Regulation, they shall make a decision to close down the said publishing work unit and report this to the administrative press and publications management department in written form, the administrative press and publications management department then cancels the registration of the said publishing work unit.

 

Article 13: Where publishing work units are incapable to pay back their debt because of grave debts, and the sponsoring work unit or controlling work unit can also not pay back on their behalf, the controlling work unit shall decide to close it down, and report this to the administrative press and publications management department in written form, cancel registration of the said publishing work units, and conduct liquidation according to the law.

 

Article 14: Where controlling work units or sponsoring work units cannot implement their duties or violate these Regulations, causing the publishing work unit to lose the conditions for continued running, the administrative press and publications management department cancels the registration of the said publishing work unit.

 

关于出版单位的主办单位和主管单位职责的暂行规定

 

 

1993年6月29日

新闻出版署[93]801号

 

 

第一条  为了适应新闻出版事业发展的需要,明确出版单位的主办单位和主管单位的职责,特制定本规定。

 

第二条  举办出版单位,必须有确定的主办单位和主管单位。

 

第三条  出版单位是指依照国家有关规定举办,经国家新闻出版行政管理部门审核批准并履行登记注册手续的报社、期刊社(编辑部)、图书出版社和音像出版社。

 

第四条  主办单位是指出版单位的上级领导部门。

 

主办单位所办的出版单位的专业分工范围,应与主办单位的业务范围相一致。主办单位所办的出版单位的办公场所应与主办单位在同一城市或同一行政区域。

 

两个或两个以上单位联合申办出版单位,应确定其中一个单位为主要的主办单位以及相应的主管单位。

 

第五条  主管单位是指出版单位创办时的申请者,并是该出版单位的主办单位(两个或两个以上主办单位的则为主要主办单位)的上级主管部门。

 

主管单位,在中央应是部级(含副部级)以上单位;在省、自治区、直辖市应是厅(局)级以上单位;在自治州、设县的市和省、自治区设立的行政公署,应是局(处)级以上单位;在县级行政区域,应是县(处)级领导机关。

 

第六条  主管单位、主办单位与出版单位之间必须是领导与被领导的关系,不能是挂靠与被挂靠的关系。出版单位的主要负责人员应是主办单位所属的在职人员,禁止将出版单位承包给其他组织和个人。

 

出版单位在主管单位和主办单位的领导和管理下负责开展各项业务活动,保证出版物的编辑、出版、印刷、发行工作的正常进行。

 

第七条  出版单位根据工作需要设置的社委会、编委会、编辑室、管理委员会等机构,均为出版单位的内部管理机构,不能作为出版单位的主办单位或主管单位。

 

第八条  主办单位对所办出版单位负有下列职责:

 

(一)领导、监督出版单位遵照中国共产党的基本路线、方针、政策和国家的法律、法规、政策以及办社(报、刊)方针、宗旨、专业范围,做好出版工作及有关各项工作;审核出版单位的重要宣传、报道或选题计划,审核批准重要稿件(书稿、评论、报道等)的出版或发表;决定所属出版单位的出版物发行或不发行;对出版单位在出版物内容等方面发生的严重错误和其他重大问题,承担直接领导责任。

 

(二)依照国家的有关规定为出版单位的设立提供和筹集必要的资金、设备,并创造其他必要条件,办理核准登记手续,依法取得企业法人或者事业单位法人资格。

 

(三)依照国家的有关规定,决定出版单位经营管理国有资产的责任制形式;遵循国家有关规定和责、权、利相统一的原则,保证出版单位的经营自主权,但应对出版单位各项经营活动切实担负监督职责;监督出版单位严格执行国家财政、税收和国有资产管理的法律、法规,定期进行审计,确保出版单位财产的保值、增值。出版单位为实现社会效益目标而形成政策性亏损,主办单位应当给予相应的补贴或者其他方式的补偿。

 

(四)审核出版单位的内部机构的设置,考核并提出任免出版单位的负责人的建议,报主管单位批准。

 

(五)向主管单位汇报出版单位的工作情况,贯彻落实主管单位的有关决定和意见。

 

(六)承担出版单位或出版物停办后的资产清算、人员安置和其他善后工作。

 

(七)国家规定的和上级主管部门规定的其他职责。

 

第九条  主管单位对所属的出版单位及其主办单位负有下列职责:

 

(一)监督出版单位及其主办单位贯彻执行中国共产党的基本路线、方针、政策和国家的法律、法规、政策;采取行政措施和经济措施保证出版单位的出版工作坚持为人民服务、为社会主义服务的方向,坚持以社会效益为最高准则;有权决定所属出版单位的出版物发行或不发行;对出版单位在出版物内容等方面发生的严重错误和其他重大问题,承担领导责任。

 

(二)审核批准出版单位的重大宣传、报道或选题计划,批准有重要影响的稿件的出版或发表;决定出版单位或出版物的停办或变更,并向新闻出版行政管理部门提出书面报告。

 

(三)对主办单位对出版单位的领导和管理工作进行检查、监督、指导,并可提出意见或作出决定。

 

(四)扶持、协助主办单位为出版单位提供或筹措资金、购置设备。

 

(五)与主办单位共同负责出版单位或出版物停办后的资产清算、人员安置和其他善后工作。

 

(六)国家规定的其他职责。

 

第十条  主办单位与主管单位是同一机构的,该机构对本规定第八、九条规定的职责均应履行。

 

第十一条  主办单位决定不再履行本规定第八条规定的职责时,应及时用书面形式报告其主管部门和新闻出版行政管理部门,并由其主管单位直接履行主办单位的职责;主管单位应在两个月内决定该出版单位停办或者另行指定新的适当的主办单位;逾期仍没有合格的主办单位的,由新闻出版行政管理部门根据有关规定对该出版单位注销登记。

 

第十二条  主管单位决定不再履行本规定第九条规定的职责时,应作出停办该出版单位的决定并以书面形式报告新闻出版行政管理部门,新闻出版行政管理部门即对该出版单位注销登记。

 

第十三条  出版单位因严重亏损,无力清偿到期债务,主办单位或主管单位又不代替清偿的,主管单位应当决定其停办,并书面报告新闻出版行政管理部门,对该出版单位注销登记,依法进行清算。

 

第十四条  主管单位、主办单位不能履行职责或违反本规定,致使出版单位丧失继续举办条件的,由新闻出版行政管理部门对该出版单位撤销登记。

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