Notice concerning the Fact that Foreign Newspapers and Periodicals May Not Solicit Subscriptions and Be Distributed by Themselves in the Interior

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State Council Information Office, Administration of Press and Publications

I, The distribution work of foreign newspapers and periodicals in the interior must be conducted through State-approved newspaper and periodical import work units, foreign newspapers and periodical working bodies in the interior may not directly engage in subscription solicitation and distribution work of foreign newspapers and periodicals in the interior. Foreign newspapers and periodicals may not use other interior channels through offices of interior departments abroad in conducting distribution work.

II, At present, the internal distribution method is still adopted for the distribution of foreign newspapers and periodicals (including our newspapers and periodicals in Hong Kong, for which the major task is doing overseas distribution work well) in the interior.

III, All relevant work units may, without permission, not openly solicit subscriptions for or propagate foreign newspapers and periodicals through newspapers, radio stations, television stations and other news media without exception.

IV, All foreign book, newspaper, periodical and audiovisual enterprises setting up organs in the interior, must obtain agreement from the Administration of Press and Publications. Working bodies permitted to be established must act strictly within the scope provided by regulations, and may not expand their scope of activities without authorization. Working bodies’ activity situations must be reported once annually to the Administration of Press and Publications, and a copy sent to the State Council Information Office.

V, In the future, if foreign newspapers and periodicals violate the spirit of the above notifications, the press and publications management departments shall impose punishments of a warning, provisional cessation of activities, up to cancellation of an organ, in view of the gravity of the circumstances.

VI, From the date of receipt of this text, all relevant provincial and municipal press and publications bureaus are requested to conduct a one-time inspection of the situation of working bodies established by foreign newspapers and periodicals within their jurisdiction. In all cases where problems are discovered, handle them timely according to the spirit of this Notice, report the handling situation to the Administration of Press and Publications, and send a copy to the State Council Information Office.

11 March 1994

关于海外报刊不得在内地自行征订发行的通知
国务院新闻办公室、新闻出版署

 

一、海外报刊在内地的发行工作,须经国家批准的报刊进口单位办理,海外报刊在内地的办事机构不得直接从事海外报刊在内地的征订发行业务。海外报刊不得通过内地驻外机构利用内地其他渠道办理发行业务。
二、目前,海外报刊(包括我在港报刊,首要任务是做好向海外的发行工作)在内地的发行仍采取内部发行的方式。
三、各有关单位,未经批准,一律不得通过报纸、电台、电视台等新闻传媒公开征订、宣传海外报刊。
四、所有海外书、报、刊、音像企业在内地设立机构,须征得新闻出版署同意。经批准设立的办事机构,须严格按照规定的范围活动,不得擅自扩大活动范围。办事机构的活动情况须每年一次报新闻出版署,并抄报国务院新闻办公室。
五、今后,海外报刊若违反上述通知精神,新闻出版管理部门将视情节轻重,给以警告、暂停活动,直至撤销机构的处分。
六、自文到之日起,请各有关省、市新闻出版局对所辖地域海外报刊设立办事机构的情况进行一次检查。凡发现有问题的,及时按本通知精神办理,将处理情况报告新闻出版署,并抄报国务院新闻办公室。

 

1994年3月11日

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