Notice Concerning Further Rectification and Standardizing of the Culture Market Order

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NDRC No. [2001]59

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate organs:

The culture market is an important component of the socialist market economy system. The Central Committee and State Council, when promoting the socialist material civilization construction, completely striving to promote the construction of a socialist spiritual civilization, forcefully promoted all nationalities ideology and moral level, and scientific and culture level to be raised incessantly. But, because of all kinds of reasons, the chaotic condition of the culture market still exists, which is explicitly reflected in the operational management chaos of Internet on-line service business venues, electronic gaming business venues, song, dance and entertainment service venues, audiovisual product business venues, publications and computer software markets, the printing sector and cultural object markets, unlawful and irregular activities take place repeatedly, and not a little content such as vulgarity, ignorant superstition, violence, obscenity, gambling and even reactionary, etc., has appeared, corrupting social conduct, influencing the unity of the people and social stability, especially gravely endangering the physical and mental health of minors. The popular masses react strongly against this, and it is necessary to forcefully rectify and standardize this.

In order to further do rectification and standardization of the culture market order well, with the agreement of the State Council, the following relevant matters are notified as follows:

I, Raise knowledge, strengthen guidance

It is necessary to fully understand the important sense of rectification and standardizing of the culture market order, taking Comrade Jiang Zemin’s important “Three Represents” thought as guidance, work in all aspects rectification and standardizing of the culture market order to be implemented until a real point. The culture market directly relates to the construction of a socialist material civilization and the coordinated development of the spiritual civilization developments, and has an important influence in representing the advanced direction of Chinese advanced culture, developing with a view to modernization, a view to the world, a view to the nationality, science, masses and Socialist culture of the future, promoting the incessant rise of all ethnicities’ ideology and moral level, and scientific and cultural level, providing spiritual impetus and intellectual support for our Country’s economic development and social progress. Rectification and standardizing of the culture market order, is an important step for consolidating the construction of our Country’s modernization and the results of reform and opening up, and further establishing a beneficial international environment, and is also an intrinsic requirement for completely promoting social civilization progress. To this end, according to the requirements of the “State Council Decision Concerning Rectification and Standardization of the Cultural Market Order (NDC No. [2001]11), rectification and standardizing of the culture market order work has been made into a focal point for rectification and standardizing of the market economy order in the year 2001, and in the entire country, special discipline campaigns will be conducted.

II, Outstanding focal points, treatment of causes and symptoms

All localities and all relevant entities in rectification and standardizing of the culture market order must emphasize doing well the following work: investigating and prosecuting illegally operating Internet surfing service business venues; strengthening supervision over electronic gaming business venues, and song, dance and entertainment venues; launching the “sweeping pornography” and “striking illegality” battle, attacking unlawful and criminal activities such as infringement and piracy, producing and selling illegal publications, etc., rectifying audiovisual product business venues, publications and computer software markets as well as the printing sector; attacking fenced and smuggled cultural relics. Large and important cases provoking strong reactions with the masses, with grave consequences and harmful influence, must be grasped and dealt with severely according to the law, exposure strength must also expand, creating a strong public opinion offensive; at the same time, it is necessary to search hard and thorough, timely sum up the experiences for training, perfect systems, strengthen management, realize treatment of both causes and symptoms.

III, Clear work divisions, close coordination

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments are responsible for culture market rectification and standardizing in their areas, all relevant entities are responsible for culture market rectification and standardizing work guidance and coordination. Relevant parties must clearly divide work, closely coordinate, through special campaigns, achieve clear containment of the tendency of propagation and infestation of unlawful and irregular culture market business activities.

(1) Rectifying Internet surfing service business venues. The Ministry of Information Industry is, together with entities such as the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, etc., responsible for guidance and coordination. Focus work points are conducting specialized campaigns against outstanding problems such as Internet surfing service business venues operating without permits, allowing minors to enter on non-holidays, engaging in electronic gaming activities containing unhealthy content, as well as the use Internet surfing service business venues to engage in unlawful and criminal activities. It is necessary to conduct re-examination and verification of Internet surfing service business venues already approved by relevant entities and registered, those not conforming to conditions will not be re-registered; those examined and verified as meeting registry conditions, and conducting business licence matters according to the law, must strictly implement the “Internet Surfing Service Business Venue Management Rules”. During the rectification period, approval of new Internet surfing service business venues will cease. After the conclusion of the rectification work, the general amount shall be controlled, and examination and approval will be strict.

(2) Rectification of electronic gaming business venues. The Ministry of Culture together with entities such as the State Commission for Economics and Trade, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Economics and Trade, the Ministry of Information Industry, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, etc., are responsible for guidance and coordination. Work focal points are persisting  in compressing the total amount of electronic gaming business venues, achieving that before the end of 2001, the number is compressed by more than half. Provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities with a relatively large amount shall compress to less than 1000. Strictly attack illegal electronic gaming business venues, persist in destroying unlawful electronic gaming machine forms and types, ban electronic gaming business venues without permits or with incomplete permits according to the law.

(3) Rectification of song, dance and entertainment service venues. The Ministry of Public Security together with entities such as the Ministry of Supervision, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, etc., are responsible for guidance and coordination. Work focal points are, according to the “Entertainment Venue Management Regulations”, investigating song, dance and entertainment venues hardware facilities, and whether fire safety conforms to legal conditions, examine whether or not relevant entities have strictly implemented  regulations on song, dance and entertainment venues that may not be examined and approved again, according to the law, strictly attacking phenomena repulsive to society in song, dance and entertainment venues such as prostitution, gambling, drug use and dealing, etc; public security organs must expand management strength over unlawful and irregular business activities in song, dance and entertainment venues, administrative industry and commerce management entities must ban illegal business venues such as those without permits or with incomplete permits, etc.

(4) Rectification of audiovisual product business venues. The Ministry of Culture together with entities such as the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, the General Administration of Press and Publications, etc., are responsible for guidance and coordination. Work focal points are vigorously rectifying audiovisual product business order, completely arrange and before the end of 2001 completely close venues operating by renting or attracting business in audiovisual products, strictly attack illegal audiovisual product business activities such as reactionary products, obscenity and piracy, etc., according to the law. Persisting in attacking activities of peddling illegal audiovisual products in streets and alleyways, energetically promoting concentrated audiovisual product delivery, chain business, strive to raise the market share of legitimate audiovisual products. Stop examination and approval, and continue compression of town and country recording and screening venues. State organs and social organizations must lead in using legitimate audiovisual products.

(5) Rectification of publications and computer software markets. The General Administration of Press and Publications (National Copyright Administration) together with entities such as the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Information Industry, the Ministry of Culture, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, etc., are responsible for guidance and coordination. Work focal points are banning and closing publications (including discs, similar hereafter) and computer software vending points without permits or with incomplete permits, investigate and prosecute unlawful publishing, business and infringement or piracy activities according to the law, focusing on attacking production and sale of illegal publications and piracy gangs, destroying their production and transportation hideouts and underground distribution networks, strictly attacking maritime smuggling of publications and computer software activities, those constituting a crime must be timely transferred to judicial organs for criminal prosecution according to the law; further strengthening supervision and control over the publications market, expanding governance strength over illegal peddlers in city streets and communities, focusing on  investigating and confiscation of political-type illegal publications, sexual publications, pirated publications, pirated software and publications propagating pseudoscience.

(6) Rectifying the printing sector. The General Administration of Press and Publications together with entities such as the Ministry of Public Security, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, the General Administration of Quality, etc., are responsible for guidance and coordination. Work focal points are completely investigating whether or not printing enterprises working conditions are fulfilled, whether or not the printing business scope engaged in is legal, whether the printing methods are complete, whether or not management systems are complete, whether or not product quality conforms to standards, if there are unlawful or irregular printing activities, etc., conducting focus campaigns against regions where many major and important illegal printing cases occur, persisting in banning printing plants without permits or with incomplete permits, strictly investigating printing plants making and selling trademark symbols, fake packaging materials, etc., strictly preventing counterfeit and inferior products to sneak into the market by masquerade, severely punishing criminals; adjusting printing sector structures, researching formulation of printing enterprise resource conditions and general amount structuring and deployment plans, standardizing examination, approval and supervision procedures, reasonably controlling the total amount, making clear progress in the printing sector’s low-quality and duplicate situation.

Moreover, it is also necessary to perform cultural relic market order rectification and standardizing, the Ministry of Culture together with entities such as the Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, focus on attacking fencing and smuggling activities of cultural relics, and severely punish criminals according to the law.

IV, Strengthening law enforcement, ruthlessly grasp implementation

All localities and all relevant entities must adopt realistic steps, vigorously promote general culture market law enforcement work. It is necessary to complete law enforcement structures, fill out law enforcement teams, determine law enforcement expenses. Earnestly implement duties, execute culture market supervision and management laws and regulations to the letter, strengthen the links between administrative law enforcement and criminal law enforcement, determinedly correct phenomena of lax law enforcement, non-investigation of unlawful acts and replacing punishment with fines.

All controlling authorities must according to the requirements of this Notices, together with relevant entities, grasp formulation of implementation plans, under the organizational guidance of all local levels’ People’s Governments, as soon as possible launch special activities of rectification and standardizing of the culture market order . Relevant entities must continuously conduct comprehensive investigation over rectification of electronic gaming business venues, song, dance and entertainment venues, Internet surfing service business venues, etc., already deployed in the previous phase, focus on exposing and revealing, investigate and prosecute a batch of large cases and important cases, and from the inside, earnestly sum up the experiences for training, research radical steps, prevent the rebound of unlawful and irregular business activities.

All local levels’ Peoples Governments must, from the height of implementing Comrade Jiang Zemin’s important “Three Represents” thought, earnestly make efforts in the special rectification and standardizing of the culture market order activities. It is necessary to broadly propagate and mobilize the masses, take the initiative to resist erosion by rotten culture. It is necessary to incessantly perfect the culture market order, root out the soil on which degenerate culture depends for breeding, develop socialist culture with Chinese characteristics.

State Council Secretariat

15 August 2001

国务院办公厅关于进一步整顿和规范文化市场秩序的通知

国办发[2001]59号

(2001年8月15日)

各省、自治区、直辖市人民政府,国务院各部委、各直属机构:

文化市场是社会主义市场经济体系的重要组成部分。党中央、国务院在推进社会主义物质文明建设的同时,始终努力推进社会主义精神文明建设,有力地促进了全民族思想道德素质和科学文化素质的不断提高。但是,由于种种原因,文化市场秩序的混乱状况依然存在,突出反映在互联网上网服务营业场所、电子游戏经营场所、歌舞娱乐服务场所、音像制品经营场所、出版物和计算机软件市场、印刷业及文物市场的经营管理混乱,违法违规行为屡有发生,出现不少低级庸俗、愚昧迷信、暴力、淫秽、赌博甚至反动等内容,败坏社会风气,影响民族团结和社会稳定,尤其是严重危害青少年的身心健康。人民群众对此反映强烈,必须进行大力整顿和规范。

为进一步做好整顿和规范文化市场秩序工作,经国务院同意,现就有关事项通知如下:

一、提高认识,加强领导

要充分认识整顿和规范文化市场秩序的重要意义,以江泽民同志“三个代表”重要思想为指导,将整顿和规范文化市场秩序的各项工作落到实处。文化市场直接关系到社会主义物质文明建设和精神文明建设的协调发展,对代表中国先进文化的前进方向,发展面向现代化、面向世界、面向未来的民族的科学的大众的社会主义文化,促进全民族思想道德素质和科学文化素质不断提高,为我国经济发展和社会进步提供精神动力和智力支持,都具有重大影响。整顿和规范文化市场秩序,既是巩固我国现代化建设与改革开放成果、进一步树立良好国际形象的重大举措,也是全面推进社会文明进步的内在要求。为此,要按照《国务院关于整顿和规范市场经济秩序的决定》(国发[2001]11号)要求,把整顿和规范文化市场秩序工作作为2001年整顿和规范市场经济秩序工作的重点之一,在全国范围内进行专项整治。

二、突出重点,标本兼治

各地区、各有关部门整顿和规范文化市场秩序要着重做好以下工作:查处非法经营的互联网上网服务营业场所;加强对电子游戏经营场所、歌舞娱乐服务场所的监管;开展“扫黄”“打非”斗争,打击侵权盗版、制贩非法出版物等违法犯罪活动,整顿音像制品经营场所、出版物和计算机软件市场以及印刷业;打击盗卖和走私文物。对群众反映强烈、后果严重、影响恶劣的大案要案要依法抓紧从严惩处,并加大曝光力度,营造强大的舆论攻势;同时,要追根溯源,及时总结经验教训,完善制度,强化管理,实现标本兼治。

三、明确分工,密切配合

各省、自治区、直辖市人民政府负责本地区文化市场的整顿和规范,各有关部门负责文化市场整顿和规范工作的指导和协调。有关方面要明确分工,密切配合,通过专项整治,使文化市场违法违规经营活动滋生蔓延的势头得到明显遏制。

(一)整顿互联网上网服务营业场所。由信息产业部会同公安部、文化部、工商总局等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是对现有互联网上网服务营业场所中存在的无证照经营、非节假日准许未成年人进入、经营含有不健康内容的电子游戏活动,.以及利用互联网上网服务营业场所从事违法犯罪活动等突出问题进行专项整治。对有关部门原已批准和注册登记的互联网上网服务营业场所,要重新进行审核,不符合条件的,不予重新登记;经重新审核登记合格,并依法办理营业执照的,要严格执行《互联网上网服务营业场所管理办法》。整顿期间停止审批新的互联网上网服务营业场所。整顿工作结束后要控制总量,从严审批。

(二)整顿电子游戏经营场所。由文化部会同国家经贸委、公安部、外经贸部、信息产业部、工商总局等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是坚决压缩电子游戏经营场所总量,争取到2001年底前压缩一半以上。总量较大的省、自治区、直辖市应压缩到1000家以下。严厉打击非法电子游戏经营活动,坚决销毁违法电子游戏机型、机种,依法取缔无证照或证照不全的电子游戏经营场所。

(三)整顿歌舞娱乐服务场所。由公安部会同监察部、文化部、工商总局等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是依据《娱乐场所管理条例》检查歌舞娱乐服务场所硬件设施、消防安全是否符合法定条件,检查有关部门是否严格执行不得审批新的歌舞娱乐服务场所的规定,依法严厉打击歌舞娱乐服务场所中卖淫嫖娼、赌博、吸毒贩毒等社会丑恶现象;公安机关要加大对歌舞娱乐服务场所的管理和查处违法违规经营行为的力度,工商行政管理部门要取缔无证照或证照不全等非法经营场所。

(四)整顿音像制品经营场所。由文化部会同公安部、工商总局、新闻出版总署等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是大力整顿音像制品经营秩序,全面清理并于2001年底前全部关闭以出租、招商方式经营音像制品的场所,依法严厉打击反动、淫秽及盗版等非法音像制品经营活动。坚决打击走街串巷兜售非法音像制品的行为,大力推进音像制品集中配送、连锁经营,努力提高正版音像制品的市场占有率。停止审批并继续压缩城乡录像放映场所。国家机关、社会团体要带头使用正版音像制品。

(五)整顿出版物和计算机软件市场。由新闻出版总署(国家版权局)会同公安部、信息产业部、文化部、海关总署、工商总局等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是取缔和关闭无证照或证照不全的出版物(含光盘,下同)和计算机软件销售网点,依法查处违法违规出版、经营和侵权盗版行为,重点打击制贩非法出版物和盗版团伙,摧毁其制作、储运窝点和地下发行网络,严厉打击海上走私出版物和计算机软件活动,构成犯罪的要及时移交司法机关依法追究刑事责任;进一步加强对出版物市场的监控,加大对城市街头和社区非法游商的治理力度,重点查缴政治性非法出版物、淫秽色情出版物、盗版出版物、盗版软件和宣扬伪科学类出版物。

(六)整顿印刷业。由新闻出版总署会同公安部、工商总局、质检总局等部门负责指导和协调。工作重点是全面检查印刷企业开办条件是否具备,从事印刷经营的范围是否合法,印刷手续是否齐备,管理制度是否健全,产品质量是否符合标准,有无违法违规印刷行为等;对非法印刷大案要案多发地区要进行重点整治,坚决取缔无证照或证照不全的印刷厂点,严查制售假商标标识、假包装物的印刷厂点,严防假冒伪劣产品乔装打扮混入市场,严惩犯罪分子;调整印刷业结构,研究制定印刷企业资质条件和总量结构、布局规划,规范审批及监管程序,合理控制总量,使印刷企业低水平重复建设的状况明显改变。

此外,还要做好文物市场秩序的整顿和规范工作,由文化部会同公安部、国家文物局等部门,重点打击盗卖和走私文物行为,依法严惩犯罪分子。

四、加强执法,狠抓落实

各地区、各有关部门要采取切实措施,大力推进文化市场综合执法工作。要健全执法机构,充实执法人员,落实执法经费。认真履行职责,严格执行文化市场监管的法律法规,加强行政执法与刑事执法的衔接,坚决纠正执法不严、违法不究和以罚代刑现象。

各主管部门要根据本通知要求,会同有关部门抓紧制定实施方案,在地方各级人民政府的组织领导下,尽快开展整顿和规范文化市场秩序的专项行动。对前一阶段已经部署的整顿电子游戏经营场所、歌舞娱乐服务场所、互联网上网服务营业场所等工作,有关部门要继续进行全面检查,集中揭露、曝光,查处一批大案要案,并从中认真总结经验教训,研究治本的措施,防止违法违规经营活动的反弹。

地方各级人民政府要从贯彻落实江泽民同志“三个代表”重要思想的高度,认真抓好整顿和规范文化市场秩序的专项行动。要广泛宣传和发动群众,自觉抵御腐朽文化的侵蚀。要不断完善文化市场秩序,铲除腐朽文化赖以滋生的土壤,发展有中国特色社会主义的文化。

国务院办公厅

二OO一年八月十五日

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