Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Imported Books
Administration of Press and Publications

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(97)XCT No. 826

In the past few years, following the fact that our country’s publishing circles’ foreign exchange becomes more dynamic every day, a large batch of foreign, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau books have been imported for publication, which substantiated and enriched book markets, stimulated the flourishing of the publishing undertaking, and satisfied the multi-level demands of readers. But since some time, because some publishers have only paid attention to economic effect in copyright import work and the timely effect of books, the necessary political sensitivity was lacking, in addition, in editing and processing, proofreading and gatekeeping of the content of imported books was not strict, resulting in the occurrence of many grave political issues among imported books, creating a very bad influence on society. Problems are reflected relatively concentratedly in imported computer-category, encyclopedia-category and foreign language reading material-category books. They mainly manifest themselves as: reactionary language clearly appears in some books, the content of some books violates our country’s foreign policy; the content of some books violates our Taiwan policy; the drawing of maps in some books does not conform to State standards, leading to boundary disputes; the content of some books does not conform to China’s national circumstances, propagates Western degenerate views of life and views of value, and they do not benefit the physical and mental health of minors. 
In order to strengthen management over the publication of imported books, realistically guarantee the quality of imported books, stimulate imported book publication work to develop healthily and orderly, the following opinions are hereby put forward:


1. Following the daily increase of book copyright trade, all publishers must earnestly study relevant policies, regulations and documents, strengthen a political sensitivity, and must strictly keep the political gate concerning imported books. They must not neglect or even abandon examination and gatekeeping work concerning book content and quality for any reason.

2. In the future, when publishing any imported book (publication of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau books is to be implemented according to original provisions), publishers must earnestly argue theme selection, earnestly examine the manuscript, and report the topic selection and manuscript especially to the higher-level controlling department (local publishers report to the local press and publications bureau) for examination and approval.

3. All publishers must, after receiving this text, conduct a one-time complete proofreading and inspection of the imported books they published over the last two years, and timely correct problems they discover. They are also to report the proofreading and inspection situation to their controlling department in writing, the controlling department writes comments and signs this, and it is to be reported to the Administration of Press and Publications for filing.

关于对引进版图书加强管理的通知
新闻出版署

 

近些年来,随着我国出版界对外交流的日益活跃,一大批国外和台、港、澳地区的图书引进出版,充实和丰富了图书市场,促进了出版事业的繁荣,满足了读者的多层次需求。但一段时期以来,由于有些出版社在版权引进工作中只注重经济效益和图书的时效性,缺乏必要的政治敏感性
,加之在编辑加工过程中对引进图书内容审稿、把关不严,致使在部分引进版图书中出现了诸多严重的政治问题,在社会上造成很坏的影响。问题比较集中地反映在引进版的计算机类、百科知识类、外语读物类图书中。主要表现为:有的书中出现明显的反动言论;有的书内容违反我国外交
政策;有的书内容违反对台政策;有的书中地图的绘制不符合国家规定,引起国界纠纷;有些书的内容不适合中国国情,宣扬西方腐朽的生活观、价值观,不利于青少年身心健康。
为了加强对引进版图书出版的管理,切实保证引进版图书的质量,促使引进版图书出版工作健康有序地发展,现提出如下意见:
1.随着图书版权贸易的日益增加,各出版社要认真学习有关的政策、法规及文件,增强政治敏感性,对引进版图书要严把政治关。不得因任何原因忽视、甚至放弃对图书内容质量的审核、把关工作。
2.今后凡出版引进版图书(出版台、港、澳图书仍按原有的规定执行)时,出版社要认真论证选题,认真审核书稿,并将选题和书稿专项报上级主管部门(地方出版社报当地新闻出版局)审核、批准。
3.各出版社在接到本文后,要对本社两年来出版的引进版图书进行一次全面审读、检查,发现问题及时纠正。并将审读、检查情况书面报主管部门,再由主管部门签署意见报新闻出版署备案。

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Administration of Press and Publications

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