Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television
Notice on Issuing the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”
In order to implement the spirit of the 16th Party Congress and the CCP Central Committee and State Council “Some Opinions concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction”, integrate the reality of radio, film and television work, and completely raise the ideological and moral quality of minors, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has formulated the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”.
“Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”
The “CP Central Committee and State Council Some Opinions concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction” has fully reflected the high regard and ardent hopes of the Party Centre with Comrade Hu Jintao as General Secretary towards the healthy growing up of minors, and have put forward clear requirements and important deployments for the work to further strengthen and improve minors ideological and moral construction in the new century and the new phase. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments and broadcasting organs must earnestly study and implement the spirit of the Centre, and ensure that radio, film and television become a good teacher for minors to open up their outlook, raise their quality and a spiritual garden for moulding characters and delighting body and mind through implementing the “construction project”, the “clean-up project”, the “protection project” and the “supervision project”, and build a public opinion environment and cultural atmosphere that benefits the healthy growing up of minors. It is necessary to strive to create advanced cultural progress orientations that represent Socialism, excellent radio, film and television programmes that satisfy minors’ spiritual cultural needs, help minors to strengthen patriotic sentiments, establish noble ideals, establish ambitious aspirations, foster civilized acts, completely raise ideological and moral quality, science and cultural quality and physical and mental health quality. It is necessary to eliminate ideologies, acts, language, images and other content in radio, film and television programmes that is not beneficial to the healthy growing up of minors, and provide a “green culture space” for minors to grow up healthily in. It is necessary to prevent the harmful influence of foreign cultural dregs on minors, and resist the ideological and cultural infiltration that Western hostile forces conduct among our minors through radio, film and television programmes. It is necessary to expand radio, film and television management and supervision strength, establish special organs, formulate concrete management methods, utilize effective supervision means, and guarantee that radio, film and television produce an important effect in minors’ ideological and moral construction.
I, Realistically moving the radio, film and television “construction project” forward
1, Strive to run the children’s channels of CCTV well. CCTV’s children’s channels must broadly hear the correct opinions of all walks of society, further adjust the orientation of channels and the setup of columns, enrich programme content, raise programme quality, strengthen attractiveness and broaden influence. It is necessary to face minors, face households, face schools, face society, ensure an integration of an ideological nature, the nature of the times, a nature of sticking close, a knowledge nature, an interactive nature, a service nature, an interest nature and an entertainment nature, fully reflect respect, concern and support towards minors, stick close to minors’ real lives, respect all rights of minors, give prominence to the subject function of minors in programming, guide minors’ healthy development, ensure that they become important channels for minors to study knowledge, mould sentiments, for culture and entertainment. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments mist give this high regard, adopt the necessary organizational measures and technological steps to realistically grasp the landing and coverage work of CCTV’s children’s channels in all areas. All local radio and television relay organs must, according to relevant State provisions, adopt many kinds of methods to completely relay the television programmes of CCTV’s children’s channels, and may not reduce or delete the broadcast time of CCTV’s children’s channels, they may not insert self-organized programmes and advertising in any form, guaranteeing the landing effect of CCTV’s children’s channels.
(Responsible work units: CCTV, Social management Department, Science and Technology Department, Chief Editorial Office)
2, Provincial-level television stations and vice-provincial-level city television stations must vigorously create conditions to progressively set up children’s channels. All levels’ radio and television departments must earnestly plan and relentlessly implement matters, at least one third of provincial-level television stations and vice-provincial-level television stations must set up children’s channels this year. SARFT will expand support strength towards setting up children’s channels, reduce the examination and approval time, as long as they conform to starting conditions, SARFT will issue approval within three days of applying for the establishment of children’s channels. Children’s channels must have minors as main target, produce and broadcast excellent cartoons, children’s film and television dramas, educational programmes, entertainment programmes, special subject programmes, etc., and merge ideological education, moral education, quality education, legal education and education about virtue, wisdom, physicality and beauty into lively and vivid television programmes. All localities’ children’s channels must suit measures to local conditions, reflect local characteristics, fully consider the local psychological characteristics and viewing habits of local minor audiences, and arrange good broadcasting times according to the life rules of minor audiences of different ages.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Social Management Department, Science and Technology Department)
3, Vigorously formulate and broadcast radio, film and television programmes that benefit minors’ ideological and moral construction. Radio, film and television must vigorously formulate and broadcast all sorts of radio, film and television programmes that reflect the excellent culture of the Chinese nation and the fine traditions of the Chinese revolution, that reflect the historical process of the awakening and spirited rise of the Chinese nation from grave calamity and the Chinese people’s heroic struggle in arduous environments, and that reflect the spirit of the times of our country’s reform and opening up, and modernization construction. It is necessary to fully excavate creative resources, and forcefully propagate and introduce excellent characters, virtuous examples and advanced models from the past, the present, China and abroad, artistically re-enact glorious images, magnificent lives and immortal achievements of excellent personalities from the Chinese nation, establish kindly, respectable, trustworthy and study-worthy moral models, to let the broad minors have examples to learn from, objectives for their acts, emulate those better than themselves, and receive education, receive encouragement, receive inspiration and draw force from the moving deeds and excellent characters of moral examples and advanced models.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Bureau)
4, All levels’ radio and television stations must set up and run minors’ columns or special subject programmes. It is necessary to further broaden minors’ themes, enrich programme varieties, strive to roll out excellent columns and excellent programmes. Minor-themed programmes must conform to the enjoyment and interest of minors, suit the enjoyment requirements of minors at different ages, stick close to the real lives of minors, meticulously design ideological and moral education programmes with healthy themes, fresh and vivid content, novel forms, that are vivid and vigorous. It is necessary to strengthen home-education programmes, popular science programmes, knowledge competition programmes, etc., create branded columns, and famous famous presenters loved by minors. It is necessary to strengthen the legal system education of minors, expand the propaganda strength of the “Law on the Protection of Minors”, the “Law to Prevent Crime by Minors” and other laws and regulations, let minors learn legal knowledge, raise their legal consciousness, strengthen their ability in using legal arms to protect themselves and resist crime. It is necessary to strengthen public opinion supervision over prominent problems harming the healthy growing up of minors and create a fine public opinion environment for the ideological and moral construction of minors. CCTV must continue to run “Trumpet” and other children’s programmes with broad influence; all nationwide provincial-level radio stations and vice-provincial-level city radio stations must set up children’s programmes.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Office)
5, Vigorously support the healthy development of domestically-produced film and television cartoons. It is necessary to support provincial-level television stations meeting conditions to start satellite cartoon channels, the Beijing Television, Shanghai Television, Hunan Television satellite cartoon stations must start broadcasting this year. All levels’ television broadcasting organs must create conditions and vigorously set up cartoon columns, start cartoon timeslots, and increase the broadcast quantity of domestically-produced cartoons. All channels broadcasting films and television dramas that broadcast 30 minutes of domestically-produced cartoons between 17:00 and 19:00, may increase their advertising broadcast time during the golden hours (19:00 until 22:00) by 30 seconds; those broadcasting 60 minutes of domestically-produced cartoons between 17:00 and 19:00, may increase their advertising broadcast time during the golden hours (19:00 until 22:00) by 60 seconds. It is necessary to closely link up with the objective reality of our country’s film and television cartoon department, and stimulate our country’s film and television cartoon development through structural, policy and market management, explore a path for the development of our country’s film and television cartoon industry that complies with the progressive orientation of advanced Socialist culture, suits the requirements of the development of the Socialist market economy and conforms to the characteristics and rules of minors’ ideological and moral construction. It is necessary to strengthen the creative strength of domestically-produced cartoons, excavate creative resources, guide creative orientations, encourage creative practice, strengthen a sense of excellence, implement excellent product strategies, incessantly roll out excellent domestically-produced cartoon products that are well-rounded in ideology, artistry, enjoyability and interest, strive to create Chinese cartoon images that are deeply loved by minors and even the broad popular masses.
(Responsible work units: General Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department, Social Management Department, Accounting and Finance Department, Foreign Affairs Department)
6, Vigorously roll out public interest advertising that is beneficial to the physical and mental health of minors. It is necessary to complete and perfect guidance mechanisms and incentive mechanisms for the creation of excellent public interest advertising, vigorously product and broadcast public interest advertising that is beneficial for the physical and mental health of minors, reflect the hopes and aspirations of minors, and stimulate minors’ healthy growing up. All levels’ radio and television stations are to broadcast no less than 3% of their total advertising amount of public interest advertising in every programme set every day. SARFT will establish a special Nationwide Excellent Radio and Television Public Interest Advertising Broadcast Preparation Broadcast Base, and will also publish the “Nationwide Excellent Public Interest Advertising Recommendation Catalogue and Creative Theme Guidance Catalogue” to broadcasting organs and society, to guide all levels’ radio and television broadcasting organs to produce, broadcast and propagate public interest advertising that is beneficial to minors’ ideological and moral construction.
(Responsible work unit: Social Management Department)
7, It is necessary to use all sorts of festivals and commemoration days to launch concentrated ideological and moral-themed propaganda and education activities. It is necessary to fully use all sorts of statutory festivals, traditional festivals, commemoration days of the birth or passing of revolutionary leaders, heroes of the nations or outstanding characters, National Day, Party Foundation Day, Army Foundation Day and other commemoration days of major historical events, etc., to launch concentrated, rich and varied ideological and moral-themed, revolutionary idealism and fine revolutionary tradition education activities for minors. For example, roll out a batch of excellent radio, film and television masterworks at the 100th birthday of Comrade Deng Xiaoping, the 55th anniversary of the foundation of the New China, the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Party, the 70th anniversary of the Red Army Long March, the 95th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, the 60th anniversary of the victory in the War of Resistance, etc. It is necessary to give rein to the unique charm of radio, film and television art, enthusiastically eulogize the magnificent spirit of the nation with patriotism at the core, display the wide-ranging, profound, long-standing, well-established, brilliant and resplendent Chinese civilization, carry forward and foster the spirit of the nation, enrich the spiritual world of minors.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Department, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
8, It is necessary to do performance, broadcast and recommendation work of excellent films, television dramas, songs, special subject programmes aimed at minors well. It is necessary to utilize all sorts of forms that minors love to see and hear, such as special subject literature and art festivals, literature and art evenings, film festivals, television festivals, song recitals, poetic recitals, etc., to vigorously propagate and recommend excellent minor-themed radio, film and television work with a correct orientation, healthy content, elegant style, novel modes, and original forms. All film channels must set up a “children’s cinema” column at a fixed time every week, and specially broadcast films for primary and secondary students that benefit children’s healthy growing up. It is necessary to, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, require all primary and secondary schools to organize that primary and secondary students can see children’s films, arrange explanation and tutoring by teachers, and organize that primary and secondary students come to understanding and write essays. It is necessary to expand support strength for the production of children’s films, raise the resources to produce and film children’s films. SARFT shall also, on the original basis of rolling out 100 excellent films, recommend that 100 more films are screened in cinemas, schools and on television stations. All levels’ television stations shall arrange certain timeslots during primary and secondary students’ summer vacation and winter vacation periods to broadcast concentrated excellent patriotic television dramas, which carry forward a patriotic spirit, and launch patriotic education.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Film Department, Television Drama Department)
9, Vigorously explore new paths for children’s film distribution and screening work. It is necessary to fully give rein to the function of existing film production, distribution and screening work units, encourage distribution and screening work units in many kinds of ownership systems to vigorously launch children’s film distribution and screening work. All primary or secondary schools with 20 households or more (including 20 households) as well as Children’s Palaces, cinemas and auditoria that have not et acceded to urban cinema chains that conclude film provision and service agreements, may apply to establish a children’s film cinema chain company, to engage in film distribution and screening business aimed at primary and secondary students nationwide. The State implements certain preferential policies for children’s cinema chain companies, in order to encourage the distribution and screening of children’s films. In order to guarantee the opening of the children’s film market, all primary and secondary schools, as well as Children’s Palaces, cinemas and auditoria that have not yet acceded to urban cinema chains may individually purchase films, and may also conclude agreements with many children’s cinema chain and distribution companies. Children’s film distribution and screening work must be adapted to the development of the Socialist market economy. Children’s cinema chain and distribution companies must form long-term and stable film supply target masses through market competition and excellent service, and hence, shape children’s cinema chains with a commercial form. It is necessary to grasp the formulation of the “Film Stimulation Law” and the “Film Category Management System”, all stories and content that may have a negative influence on minors must be strictly examined and deleted.
(Responsible work unit: Film Bureau)
10, Newspapers, websites and publishers in the radio, film and television system must expand propaganda strength concerning minors’ ideological and moral construction. Radio, film and television system newspapers, periodicals and websites must open special columns and webpages for minors’ ideological and moral construction, edit and publish articles and work beneficial to the healthy growing up of minors, propagate and report all sorts of useful activities that are beneficial to minors’ ideological and moral construction, recommend and introduce radio, film and television programmes beneficial to minors’ healthy growing up, summarize and popularize successful experiences of minors’ ideological and moral construction. It is necessary to expand minors’ interactive exchange space, for example through establishing reader’s columns related to minors in radio, film and television newspapers and periodicals, setting up webpages for joint study and healthy exchanges by minors on radio, film and television websites, and do correct guidance work well. Radio, film and television system publishers must meticulously plan topic selection, create, edit and vigorously recommend a batch of children’s reading materials with a strong knowledge nature, interest nature and scientific nature.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Group Newspaper and Periodical Publishing and Development Centre)
11, Strengthen radio, film and television work in Western regions, the countryside and other underdeveloped regions. It is necessary to unify thoughts, overcome difficulties, unwaveringly grasp propaganda, landing and coverage work in the Western regions, the countryside and other underdeveloped regions, further let the voice of the Party and the State spear to millions of households, ensure that minors the Western regions, the countryside and other underdeveloped regions obtain more healthy and useful information resources through radio, film and television, stimulate their strong aspiration and urgent need to gain knowledge, enrich their spiritual and cultural lives, comprehensively raise their ideological and moral levels and science and culture quality. It is necessary to integrate the ideological and moral construction work of minors, strengthen and consolidate the “New West Project” and the “Connect All Villages” project.
(Responsible work units: Science and Technology Department, Wireless Bureau, “New West Project” Office, “Connect All Villages” Office)
12, Improve the award work of radio, film and television programmes. It is necessary to do the “Golden Children’s Award”, the “Golden Ox Award” and other State-level children’s radio, film and television programme award work well, further expand the social influence and demonstration function of minor-themed excellent radio, film and television programmes, grasp the correct orientation, guide creative orientations, let creation and production flourish, and roll out excellent talents. It is necessary to improve and perfect standards and implementation rules for minor-themed radio, film and television programme awards, that reflect the opinions from leaders, experts, minors, household heads, teachers and all other representative sides, maintain standards that satisfy minors and market testing strengthen science, fairness, reasonability, authority, use and effect. Radio, film and television workers and departments organizing creation that have prominent creative achievements must be given awards and commendations.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department, Art Committee, Radio and Television Society)
13, Strengthen theoretical research and comment work of minor-themed radio, film and television programmes. It is necessary to strengthen research of minor-themed radio, film and television programme creation ideology, artistic practice, standardization, management and other areas, and provide theoretical support and a policymaking basis for moving ideological and moral construction work forward in radio, film and television. It is necessary to strengthen comment work on minor-themed radio, film and television programmes, propose correct creative ideologies, objective appraisal of excellent work, give rein to the demonstrative effect of excellent works, analyse programmes good, bad, successful and failing points, to assist and guide radio, film and television workers in sweeping away vague understanding, abide by the inherent laws of radio, film and television creation and production, create objective, true, vigorous and upwards public opinion environments, and guide minor-themed radio, film and television creation, production and broadcast to develop along the correct track.
(Responsible work units: Art Committee, Radio and Television Society)
II, Broadly launch the radio, film and television “Clean-Up Project”
14, It is necessary to strictly control programmes with content that plays up violence, murder, terror, etc. All channels of all levels’ television stations that broadcast legal case-themed television dramas, films, television films as well as on-the-spot special subject television programmes using real re-enactment methods to display cases with violent, murderous, terror and other content, must be broadcast after 23:00 at night, in case of special needs, special approval must be requested from SARFT. All levels’ television drama and film examination organs must strengthen examination and gate-keeping over legal case-themed television dramas, films and television films, especially television dramas, films or television films that display large or major cases, or that contain violent, murderous or terror scenes or content that display criminal cases must be abridged, weakened or adjusted, in order to prevent that this sort of stories and images engender a harmful influence on minors. All levels’ television broadcast organs must strictly control on-the-spot special subject television programmes that display cases with true re-enactment methods, and must substantially reduce the broadcast quantity of legal case-themed film and television works. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments must strengthen topic planning and inspection of legal case-themed television dramas, films, television films, and strictly control the quantity of legal case themes.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
15, It is necessary to put an end to sexual descriptions, obscene images and vulgar speech. Radio, film and television programmes must fully consider the enjoyment habits of minors, reception abilities and growing up trends, strengthen propaganda and education on the correct ideology and healthy emotions, firmly resist seeing pornography and sex as “funny”, “selling points” and other vulgar styles in radio, film and television programmes, firmly stop the propagation of content that is contrary to regular ethics and morals, with unhealthy emotions. Displays of unhealthy sex-related content, such as speech, images and storylines propagating sexual freedom, promiscuity, sexual enjoyment and homosexuality, must be firmly deleted. It is especially necessary to curb speech, images and storylines involving minors’ early love, sexual acts, etc.
(Responsible work units: General Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Bureau)
16, It is necessary to stop storylines and content with feudal superstition and pseudoscience. Radio, film and television programmes must aim at the interests and hobby characteristics of minors, and produce popular science and knowledge programmes with rich content, healthy ideologies and diverse forms, strengthening correct guidance for minors. It is necessary to adopt effective measures to prevent the corrosion of feudal superstition, pseudoscience, reactionary ideologies, degenerate morals, sects and heresy, harmful ideologies and bad habits from harming minors. It is necessary to strictly observe film and television propaganda discipline, content involving religion must be cautiously grasped, It is necessary to correctly propagate the State’s religious policies, it is not permitted to propagate and disseminate religious ideologies, creeds and canon with religious freedom as excuse.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Department, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
17, It is necessary to resist egoist and mammonist tendencies, eliminate flashy appeal to vulgar taste, low and stupid content, etc. Radio, film and television programmes must, from content to form and from theme to style, fully consider the characteristics and properties of minors. All content on ideological tendencies, value orientations, life ambitions that is harmful to minors’ healthy growing up must be firmly rectified; all ideological notions, moral standards and life concepts that are opposed to patriotism, collectivism, Socialism and the spirit of the Chinese nation must be firmly resisted. In radio, film and television programmes, egoism, mammonism, hedonism and other mistaken worldviews, views of life and value systems cannot be propagated, wasteful extravagance, sumptuous ostentation, a love for pleasure and comfort, decadent displays and other storylines may not be shown, strive to avoid vulgar exaggeration, extravagance and waste, hollow and stupid content, vulgar styles and other content.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
18, Do not play up drug use, gambling and other illegal acts, avoid the emergence of smoking, spitting and other uncivilized manners. Radio, film and television propaganda must assist minors in fostering a consciousness of consciously abiding by the law, good life habits, civilized and hygienic manners. It is necessary to propagate more excellent models for minors who propagate observance of discipline and abiding by the law, are easy to learn from to make progress, that are completely developed in virtue, knowledge, body and beauty, display more elegant and proper manners in life, vigorous and upward activities. Radio, film and television works cannot propagate drug use, gambling and other unlawful acts and content, cannot play up smoking, drinking and other bad life habits, cannot display the sensual stimulation and physiological sensations incited by drug use, gabling, smoking, drinking and other harmful addictions, and cannot play up improper deportment, fighting and brawling, spitting everywhere, littering, filthy speech and other bad acts and manners.
(Responsible department: Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
19, Strengthen programme presenter team construction, raise the comprehensive quality of presenters. It is necessary to firmly correct the phenomena that presenters appeal to vulgar tastes in dress, hairstyles, language and overall bearing. Radio, film and television presenters should fully consider the enjoyment habits and aesthetic feelings of the whole society and especially minors in their dress, hairstyles, language and overall bearing, realistically achieve that they are elegant, dignified, sedate and composed, they cannot make a display of novelty or cajole the audience with claptrap because of excessive prominent individual styles or individual tastes, they cannot pander to vulgar tastes in pursuit of so-called “sensational effects”. Presenters should not wear clothes that are overly exposing or with strange patterns; avoid putting on clothing and jewellery that has clear symbols or patterns with harmful meanings. Presenters’ hairstyles should not be eccentric or exaggerated, and hair should not be dyed into variegated colours; vulgar presenting styles must not be copied, extreme individualist presenting styles that do not conform to the aesthetic feelings of the broad audiences and especially minors must not be blindly pursued, and strange or exaggerated words, deeds and gestures must certainly not be used to pander to the psychology of seeking novelty or the abnormal mentality of a small minority of the audience.
(Responsible work unit: Human Education Department)
20, It is necessary to pay attention to safeguarding the purity and standardization of the Motherland’s spoken language and characters. Radio, film and television must persist in using standard Putonghua and standard characters, assist and guide minors to study and grasp standard Putonghua and use it in a standardized manner. Radio, film and television programmes must advocate civilized use of language, standardized use of language and clean spoken and written language environments, and cannot use coarse or filthy language; apart from special needs, programme presenters must use Putonghua, and may not mix Putonghua up with foreign languages with pursuing fashion as excuse, and may not imitate the methods of expression and pronunciation of Hong Kong and Taiwan dialect.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Office)
21, It is necessary to pay attention to guaranteeing minors’ lawful rights and interests, and respect minors’ human dignities, it is prohibited to divulge minors’ individual privacy. It is necessary to, through many sorts of methods, broadly launch propaganda to protect minors’ lawful rights and interests, for example through setting up special columns, producing special subject programmes, to raise the rights-defence consciousness of minors and their self-protection ability. It is necessary to vigorously produce and broadcast radio, film and television programmes on the Party and government caring for and protecting minors, relevant departments vigorously engaging in the rights defence work of minors, and assist minors in growing up.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Office)
22, Minors’ criminal cases generally are not to be openly reported. Radio, film and television cannot display minors’ criminal cases under the name of reporting news or propagating the legal system, and cannot openly divulge the details or method of crimes committed by minors in pursuit of viewing and listening rates. Where reporting is necessary in special situations, the minor’s privacy rights, his name and image must be strictly protected, and the necessary technical methods must be adopted to deal with this.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Department)
23, Radio and television broadcasting organs may without exception not set up computer network gaming-type columns, and may not broadcast computer network gaming programmes. It is necessary to propagate the negative influences that computer network gaming may have on the physical and mental health of minors in corresponding radio, film and television programmes, vigorously guide minors to correctly use the beneficial functions of computer networks, and correctly deal with computer network games. All levels’ radio stations and television stations must establish and complete management structures, strengthen propaganda and management, and firmly prevent the broadcast of computer network gaming programmes.
(Responsible work unit: Chief Editorial Department)
III, Forcefully building the radio, film and television “Protection Project”
24, It is necessary to strengthen management over the import of foreign programmes. Imported foreign films, television dramas, cartoons, special subject programmes and other radio, film and television programmes must persist in the principle of putting ourselves first and taking what is useful to us, they must be suited to China’s national circumstances, and cannot ignore China’s social structure and social reality, overlook the fine cultural traditions, living habits and emotional expression methods of the Chinese nation. It is necessary to consciously resist the corrosion of foreign degenerate ideologies and concepts, resist vulgar style and base content. Imported foreign radio, film and television programmes must be able to express the excellent culture of all nations of the world, reflect high-quality artistic levels and production technologies. Import of foreign radio, film and television programmes must be conducted by SARFT-appointed organs.
(Responsible work units: Foreign Affairs Department, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department, General Editorial Office)
25, Strengthen planning over imported foreign film and television programme themes. It is necessary to, on the basis of general radio, film and television propaganda planning, integrate the new requirement of strengthening and improving minors’ ideological and moral construction, and plan the import of foreign radio, film and television programmes (including foreign films, television dramas, radio programmes, television special subject programmes), comprehensively balance aspects such as import quantities, theme content, proportions of categories, length, region of production and other aspects, scientifically coordinate this, guarantee that imported foreign film and television programmes have correct orientations, rational structuring, suitable proportions and fine effects, realistically achieve the import of the useful, the limitation of the mediocre and the resistance of the harmful. It is necessary to straiten project establishment examination and approval rules, standardize reporting and approval procedures. All autonomous import of radio, film and television programmes without undergoing project establishment will without exception not be granted examination, and may not be issued with distribution permits, all levels’ broadcast organs may not broadcast them. All levels’ radio, film and television broadcast organs must further straiten propaganda discipline, strengthen a consciousness of copyright, standardize supply channels, and strictly prohibit illegal or pirated domestic or foreign film programmes. Work units that continue to broadcast illegal or pirated domestic and foreign film and television programmes must be strictly investigated and prosecuted according to the law.
(Responsible work units: Foreign Affairs Department, Film Bureau)
26, Strengthen examination of imported foreign radio, film and television programmes. Examination standards for foreign radio, film and television programmes to be broadcast at times where minors watch in concentration must be more severe, it is both necessary to eliminate harmful information existing on the surface, and to prevent latent negative influence. It is necessary to meticulously discriminate cases, those programmes that do not conform to China’s national circumstances and social system, where grave problems exist in style and themes, are not to be imported; those containing storylines, images, language, etc., that is incompatible with the healthy life methods that we propose, must be firmly banned. It is necessary to resist the propagation of radio, film and television programmes with Western ideologies, prevent the import of propaganda of Western value systems, views of life and social systems in the name of introducing foreign modern science and technology, academic achievements, creative experience, or artistic forms. It is necessary to further research and formulate systematic and scientific examination standards for imported radio, film and television programmes.
(Responsible work units: Film Bureaus, Television Drama Department)
27, Strengthen control over imported foreign radio, film and television programmes. It is necessary to strengthen the control strength over production location and themes of imported radio, film and television programmes, avoid the concentrated import of radio, film and television programmes from the same country or region, or the duplication of themes. Imported television dramas with palace or martial arts themes must be strictly grasped, imported television dramas with those themes may not exceed 25% of the total amount of annual television drama import; foreign legal-case dramas are in principle no longer to be imported. It is necessary to classify and grasp the quantity and broadcast proportion of imported radio, film and television special subject programmes, entertainment programmes, sports programmes, films and television dramas. Especially foreign cartoons that have a relatively large influence on minors must be controlled in terms of import quantity and broadcast proportion. The import of foreign cartoons must be conducted by SARFT-appointed organs. All provincial-level television stations, provincial capital television stations, plan-listed city television stations that produce domestically-produced cartoons and SARFT-appointed cartoon production organs that have import qualifications may import foreign cartoons, import of foreign cartoons is to be in the proportion of 1:1 with self-produced domestically-produced cartoons; all organs that do not produce domestically-produced cartoons may not import foreign cartoons. The broadcast proportion of domestically-produced cartoons and imported cartoons may not be lower than 6:4. Following the increase of the production quantities of domestically-produced cartoons, progressively reduce the import proportion of foreign cartoons. It is necessary to further broaden the broadcast proportion of domestically-produced film and television programmes, especially during the golden hours (19:00 until 22:00), domestically-produced film and television programmes must be broadcast.
(Responsible work units: Film Bureau, Television Drama Bureau, Chief Editorial Department)
IV, Strive to strengthen the radio, film and television “Supervision Project”
28, Give high regard to minors’ ideological and moral construction work. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments must make strengthening and improving minors’ ideological and moral construction into a long-term important strategic task, bring it into general radio, film and television development plans, list it in the important matters agenda, strengthen leadership, relentlessly grasp implementation, formulate realistic and feasible measures. Radio, film and television programmes that are beneficial to minors’ ideological and moral construction must be given necessary human, material and financial support. It is necessary to vigorously coordinate with local propaganda, education, culture, sports, press and publications and other departments, as well as the Communist Youth League, the Women’s Federation and other organizations, to produce and broadcast all sorts of radio, film and television programmes and ensure propaganda and reporting work is done well.
(Responsible work units: Chief Editorial Department, Film Bureau, Television Drama Department)
29, Compete regulatory systems, strengthen government supervision and management. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments must establish special organs to be responsible for the guidance of propaganda work concerning minors’ ideological and moral construction in their regions. It is necessary to closely grasp the rolling out of a series of policies and measures to strengthen and improve minor’s ideological and moral construction on radio, film and television, further establish and perfect theme reporting structures, broadcast management structures, listening and viewing structures, hierarchical examination systems, responsibility pursuit systems, reward and punishment systems, etc. All levels’ radio, film and television management departments must earnestly implement their duties, strengthen management strength, improve management methods, raise management effects, persist in administration according to the law, realistically do all the work of grasping orientations, policy support, broadcast supervision, social management and public service work well.
(Responsible work units: Legal and Regulatory Department, Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Social Management Department, Human Education Department, Finance and Accounting Department, Science and Technology Department, Foreign Affairs Department, Television Drama Department)
30, Realistically expand investigation and prosecution strength against acts violating regulations. It is necessary to further strengthen supervision and management strength over radio, film and television broadcast organs and programme content, conduct inspection and combing of all sorts of programmes, firmly inspect and block all sorts of leaks in production, broadcast, management and other areas that is not beneficial to minors’ healthy growing up, firmly cease broadcast of programmes of which broadcast should be ceased, firmly cease running columns of which the running should be ceased. All provincial-level radio and television management departments shall establish supervision centres as soon as possible, build a series of specialist-level supervision teams, install a set of specialist listening and viewing equipment, formulate a set of supervision rules including inspection, registration, reporting, punishment and rectification requirements, implement dynamic supervision and management, and real-time supervision and recording of radio and television broadcast content, and organically integrate post-broadcast supervision and management with pre-broadcast inspection, further strengthen and perfect radio and television supervision and management mechanisms. It is necessary to further establish and perfect warning mechanisms for radio and television broadcast organs violating regulations and discipline, and clarify the objectives and responsibility system for all levels’ radio, film and television management departments, Whenever programmes that gravely influence minors’ ideological and moral construction are broadcast, according to the requirements of the “CCP Central Propaganda Department and State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Opinions concerning Establishing a Warning System for Radio and Television Broadcast Organs Violating Discipline and Violating Regulations”, a “Warning Notification Letter” is to be sent to the corresponding broadcast organ, requiring rectification within a limited time, and the responsible person or person in charge from the relevant programme’s topic selection, planning, production, broadcast, examination and all other segments shall be punished correspondingly.
(Responsible work units: Supervision Bureau, Chief Editorial Office, Film Bureau, Social Management Department, Television Drama Department, Organ Discipline Inspection Committee)
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