Notice concerning Strengthening Examination and Approval Management of Internal Newspapers and Periodicals

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(Promulgated on 25 February 1994 by the Administration of Press and Publications)

In recent years, internal newspapers and periodicals in some regions have been openly old for fixed prices, or engaged in advertising and other commercial activities, some have even organized open social activities, have openly solicited subscriptions or sent internal newspapers and periodicals abroad, “Printing Permits”, edition numbers and printing is also extremely chaotic, which gravely violates the principles of internal newspaper and periodical management. In order to ensure that the publishing work of internal newspapers and periodicals is conducted lawfully and orderly, the following is notified:

I, Internal newspapers and periodicals are not-for-sale continuous publications within their systems, sectors or work units that are used to guide work, exchange experience and communicate information. There must be proper funding sources for their setup and publishing. The “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Management Principles” and the “Provisional Newspaper and Periodical Management Regulations” clearly provide that the distribution and circulation scope of internal newspapers and periodicals may not exceed their own sector or system; they may not be openly displayed, and may certainly not be disseminated overseas and in the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions; they may not conduct or participate in any commercial activity (including commercial advertising) and public social activities; it is not permitted to sell them at fixed prices, etc. All localities’ internal newspapers and periodicals must strictly abide by this.

II, The examination and approval of internal newspapers and periodicals must strictly abide by all provisions of the “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Management Principles”. All provincial (regional, municipal) press and publications bureaus should annually report the management situation of internal newspapers and periodicals over the past year to the Administration of Press and Publications before 1 March of every year, including a list of existing internal newspapers and periodicals and the situation of modification of registration items.

Any existing newspaper or periodical that was approved without authorization by administrative work units of district or city level and lower who have should be immediately declared invalid, and publishing activities should cease.

III, All internal newspapers and periodicals shall completely print the whole line “Printing Permit” and its number under the masthead or at the bottom of the back cover of periodicals, and in the colophon, the line “Printing Permit” may not be abbreviated, and replaced with the two words “edition number”, or be replaced with pinyin or the publication number to replace “Printing Permit” and the edition number. It is not permitted that “fixed price” is printed in internal newspapers and periodicals.

IV, For examination, approval and registration of internal newspaper and periodicals in the future, all examination, approval and registration organs must conduct matters strictly according to the scope defined in the “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Management Principles”.  Those not falling into the scope of internal newspapers and periodical are not granted approval or registration, the responsibility of those who approve and register them in violation of regulations will be prosecuted. The Administration of Press and Publications implements supervision over the examination and approval of internal newspapers and periodicals, internal newspaper and periodical approval documents shall be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for filing. If it is discovered that filed approval documents do not conform to the provision on internal newspapers and periodicals or exceed the scope, the Administration of Press and Publications may declare that those approval documents are invalid, and disallow registration.

V, Within two months from the date of receipt of this document, all internal newspapers and periodicals violating regulations shall correct themselves of their own accord. Those not having corrected at the end of that period, will have their publication ceased by all localities’ administrative press and publications organs according to the “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Management Principles.”

关于加强内部报纸期刊审批管理的通知
(1994年2月25日新闻出版署发布)
近年来,一些地区的内部报刊公开定价销售、从事广告等经营活动,有的甚至组织公开的社会活动,公开征订或将内部报刊发往海外,“准印证”及其编号刊印也十分混乱,严重违反内部报刊管理原则。为使内部报刊出版工作守法有序的进行,特作如下通知:
一、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、交换信息的非卖性连续出版物。它的创办和出版必须有正当的经费来源。《内部报刊管理原则》、《期刊管理暂行规定》均明确规定,内部报刊的发放和交换范围不得超越本行业、本系统;不得公开陈列、销售,更不得传播到海外和港澳、台地区;不得进行或参与任何经营活动(包括经营广告)和公开性的社会活动;不准定价销售等。各地内部报刊必须严格遵守。
二、内部报刊的审批,必须严格遵守《内部报刊管理原则》的各项规定。各省(区、直辖市)新闻出版局应按年度于每年3月1日前向新闻出版署报告上年度内部报刊管理情况,包括实有内部报刊名单及变更登记项目情况。
对现有地市级以下行政单位擅自批准的任何报刊应立即宣布无效,并停止出版活动。
三、各内部报刊应在报头下面或期刊封底下角和版本记录页,完整地刊印“准印证”及其编号全称、不得将“准印证”名称省略,仅以“刊号”两字替代,或仅以汉语拼音及编号替代“准印证”名称及编号。内部报刊不准刊印“定价”。
四、今后审批、登记内部报刊,各审批、登记机关必须严格按照《内部报刊管理原则》所限定的范围进行。对不属内部报刊范围的不予批准、登记,对违反规定批准、登记的要追究其责任。新闻出版署实施对内部报刊审批的监督,内部报刊的批准文件应报新闻出版署备案。对备案的批准文件,如发现不符合内部报刊规定或超越范围的,新闻出版署可宣布其批准文件无效,并不准登记。
五、自文到之日起,各违反规定的内部报刊应在两个月内自行纠正。逾期不能纠正的,由各地新闻出版行政机关依照《内部报刊管理原则》作停刊处理。

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