Notice Concerning Distribution of the Audiovisual (Electronic) Publication Sector System Reform Implementation Plan

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GAPP No. (2009)331

All Central Committee and State organs’ ministries and commissions, all democratic parties, all people’s organization’s controlling entities of press and publications, all provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publication bureaus, Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau, China Publishing Group Co.

In order to further accelerate audiovisual (electronic) publishing system reform steps, according to the spirit of the “Guiding Opinions Concerning Further Moving Forward Press and Publications System Reform” (GAPP no. (2009)298) and the “Some Opinions Concerning Stimulating Our Country’s Audiovisual Industry’s Healthy and Orderly Growth” (GAPP No. (2009)5), in connection with the reality of audiovisual (electronic) publishing development, the General Administration of Press and Publications has formulated concrete implementation plans for audiovisual (electronic) publishing work unit reform into enterprises and “three into one”.

I, Concerning requirements for reform into enterprises

1. Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units resorting under localities and colleges or universities must have completed transformation before the end of 2009; audiovisual (electronic) publication work units belonging to all Central Committee entities and work units must have reported a system reform plan before the end of 2009, and before the end of 2010 have completed transformation (where book publishing work units resorting under them are decided to belong to the first batch of transformation, the audiovisual (electronic) publication work units resorting under them must complete transformation work at the same time).

2. Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units must, according to the basic requirements of the “Basic Regulations for All Work Units of All Central Ministries and Commissions’ Publishers Transformation Work” (GAPP No. (2009)1), earnestly perform related work such as enterprise asset checkups, financial audits, asset evaluation, property registration, join social security, conclude and sign labour contracts with their staff, establish legal personality administration structures, cancel the legal personality of undertaking, register the enterprise with industry and commerce administration, etc. Those audiovisual (electronic) publication work units not having been able to complete transformation tasks in time, will be closed and cancelled without exception according to relevant regulations.

3. Audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit transformation plans’ main content and reporting and approval procedures shall be conducted with reference to book publishers.

4. Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units already transformed into an enterprise must, according to the requirements of the “Company Law”, accelerate property system reform, complete legal person administration systems, establish modern enterprise systems, and swiftly become a genuine market subject.

II, Concerning “three-in-one planning”

1. Make a batch of stronger and better audiovisual (electronic) publication enterprises

Focal training will be instituted for audiovisual (electronic) publication enterprises with relatively strong power, and relatively good basic conditions, they will be granted support and advantages in aspects such as going on the capital marker, distribution of publication resources, focal programme arrangements, etc., working hard to, within three years, foster five to eight large-scale audiovisual (electronic) publishing group companies.

(1) Focal support in establishing two to three large-scale group companies having music as main occupation, centralizing music creation, publishing, production, duplication, distribution and singer performances into one, achieving net assets and yearly sales income of both exceeding 1 billion Yuan within three years.

(2) Focal support in establishing one to two large-scale group companies having film and television, and encyclopaedic matters as main occupation, grouping activities such as production, publication, duplication, distribution, etc. into one, achieving net assets and yearly sales income of both exceeding 1 billion Yuan within three years.

(3) Focal support in establishing one to two educational audiovisual group companies, large-scale group companies realizing net assets and yearly sales income of both exceeding 1 billion Yuan within three years through integrating domestic educational audiovisual, electronic and network publication resources.

(4) Focal support in establishing an electronic publishing group company, realizing net assets and yearly sales income of both exceeding 1 billion Yuan within three years through developing and integrating electronic and network publication database resources.

At the same time, focal support for 20 independent audiovisual (electronic) publishing and production enterprises with correct guidance, exceptional main occupations, distinctive specialities, abundant power, standardized management, high-efficiency functioning, and strong core competencies. 20 enterprises must conform to the following conditions:

(1) More than 30 enterprise full-time employees

(2) Net assets and yearly sales income both exceeding 10.000.000

(3) Having independent enterprise legal person status.

(4) Yearly domestic production of audiovisual and electronic publication products of no less than 50 items.

(5) Not having a record of violating regulations within the last three years.

(6) Audiovisual and electronic publication and production enterprises having undertaken major State publishing programmes, having won relatively many State-level prizes, having exceptional contributions in the field of “going out”, will be granted preferential consideration.

20 enterprises conforming to the above conditions, must strive vigorously to achieve net assets and sales income both exceeding 100.000.000 Yuan in three years.

2. Integrating and reorganizing a batch of audiovisual (electronic) enterprises.

Integrating audiovisual (electronic) publishing system reform together with publishing resource integration, industry structure optimization and industry distribution adjustment, and quantitative reduction, through macroeconomic regulation means, vigorously encouraging and supporting audiovisual (electronic) publishing work unit advanced integration in areas such as education, science and technology, hygiene, etc., establishing specialized audiovisual (electronic) publishing group companies; vigorously encouraging and supporting multimedia, intersectoral, interregional and inter-ownership system general audiovisual (electronic) publishing group companies, vigorously encouraging and supporting independent audiovisual (electronic) publishing work units to merge into large scale State-owned cultural enterprise groups such as newspaper and periodical groups, publishing groups, printing groups, distribution groups, film and television groups, etc. in many different manners; vigorously encouraging and supporting large-scale State-owned enterprises and privately-run enterprises to take part in audiovisual (electronic) publishing enterprise share-holding system reform and reorganization within areas and scopes allowed by policy.

(1) Audiovisual (electronic) publishing work units having a net asset value and sales income of lower than 3.000.000 Yuan, will in principle not be retained, and must integrate with powerful book publishers, newspaper and periodical publishers or publishing, film and television or culture performance group companies.

(2) For all simultaneous independent audiovisual (electronic) publishers having many legal personalities within all central department work units,  it is suggested that integration will take place within the department, and in principle only one is to be retained, or synthesized into a specialty audiovisual (electronic) publishing group company.

(3) For all simultaneous independent book and audiovisual (electronic) publishers having many legal personalities within all central department work units, it is suggested that audiovisual (electronic) publication enterprisers and book publishers merge, and may preserve a vice-brand as audiovisual (electronic) publication enterpriser.

(4) Encouraging and supporting audiovisual (electronic) publication enterprisers subordinate to local departments such as press and publication, radio and television, culture, etc., to merge into local publishing groups, newspaper and periodical groups, distribution groups, film and television groups, cultural performance groups or powerful book publishers.

3. Closing and withdrawing audiovisual (electronic) enterprises.

Those not meeting market access conditions, and are reluctant to change system during reform, will be closed those not meeting yearly examination criteria in aspects such as personnel, capital, equipment, facilities, etc., will be cancelled, those having activities gravely violating laws or regulations will be revoked according to the law.

(1) audiovisual (electronic) publishing work units with bad operations, are unable to cover debts, and whose development is difficult to sustain, will be closed and withdrawn.

(2) Audiovisual (electronic) publishing work units, during operational processes, not respecting sincerity and honesty, embezzling other persons’ publishing rights with harmful notes and grave circumstances, will be closed and withdrawn.

(3) Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units of which the controlling authorities or managing work units clearly indicate they do not wish to change systems or do not wish to continue operations, will be closed and withdrawn.

(4) Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units which do not conform to one of the following conditions during yearly review, will be cancelled: 1, having organizational structure and obtained editorial staff with State specialized technical personnel qualifications suited to professional business scope needs. Audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit personnel numbers may not be lower than 10, of which those engaging in audiovisual (electronic) publishing work more than two years and have middle-level or higher specialized technological personnel qualification may not be lower than 5; electronic publishers must have more than 2 people having middle-level or higher publishing specialized  professional qualifications. 2, having funds, equipment and business premises adapted to the professional business scope needs. Audiovisual publishers have a registered capital of 300.000 Yuan or higher, electronic publishers have a registered capital of 2.000.000 million Yuan or higher, fixed business premises surface may not be smaller than 200 square metres. 3, having  regular publishing work, the number of audiovisual or electronic publications must reach 10 or more.

(5) Audiovisual (electronic) publication work units having one of the following unlawful activities with grave circumstances, will have their permits revoked according to the law: 1, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units producing or publishing content prohibited by Article 26 and Article 27 of the “Publications Management Regulations”. 2, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units not having reported their yearly publishing planning and topics involving aspects such as State security, social security, etc. to the State Council administrative publications entity for filing. 3, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units changing name, managing work unit or controlling authority, address, legal representative or main responsible persons, business scope, etc., without having conducted registration or registration update procedures according to regulations. 4, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units renting, lending, selling or transferring in any other way the name of that work unit to other work units or individuals, selling or transferring in any other way the book numbers, special electronic publication numbers of that work unit. 5, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units entrusting production of audiovisual products, electronic publications to work units not having obtained the “Audiovisual Products Production Permit” or “Electronic Publication Production Permit”, or entrusting the duplication of audiovisual products or electronic publications to work units not having obtained the “Duplication Permit”. 6, audiovisual (electronic) publication work units publishing non-approved imported audiovisual products or electronic publications without authorization.

III, Concerning organizational leadership.

1. All provincial (autonomous region, municipality) administrative publication management entities are responsible for the concrete coordination work of audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit system reform, under the leadership of the local cultural system reform office.

2. All controlling and management work units must realistically take up their responsibility towards transformation of their subordinate audiovisual (electronic) publication work units, and cancel the audiovisual (electronic) publication work units not completing transformation within the provided time, remaining problems will be resolved by their controlling and managing work units themselves.

3. All localities and all departments must intensify the formulation of audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit transformation planning according to the spirit of their general plan. Local audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit transformation plans must be reported to the General Administration of Press and Publication for filing before the end of November 2009, all central department work units’ audiovisual (electronic) publication work unit transformation planning must be reported to the General Administration of Press and Publication before the end of December 2009.

It is hereby notified

28 October 2009

关于下发音像(电子)出版业体制改革实施方案的通知

新出字〔2009〕331号

中央和国家机关各部委、各民主党派、各人民团体新闻出版主管部门,各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局,新疆生产建设兵团新闻出版局,解放军总政治部宣传部新闻出版局,中国出版集团公司:

为进一步加快音像(电子)出版业体制改革步伐,根据《关于进一步推进新闻出版体制改革的指导意见》(新出产业〔2009〕298号)和《关于促进我国音像业健康有序发展的若干意见》(新出政发〔2009〕5号)精神,结合音像(电子)出版业的发展实际,新闻出版总署制定了音像(电子)出版单位转企改制和“三个一批”的具体实施方案。

一、关于转企改制要求

1.地方和高等院校所属音像(电子)出版单位必须在2009年年底前全部完成转制;中央各部门各单位所属音像(电子)出版单位必须在2009年年底前上报体制改革方案,在2010年年底前全部完成转制(其所属图书出版单位已确定为第一批转制的,所属音像(电子)出版单位必须同期完成转制工作)。

2.音像(电子)出版单位须按照《中央各部门各单位出版社转制工作基本规程》(新出字〔2009〕1号)的基本要求,认真做好清产核资、财务审计、资产评估、产权登记、参加社会保险、职工签订劳动合同、建立法人治理结构、注销事业法人、企业工商注册登记等相关工作。对未能按时完成转制任务的音像(电子)出版单位,将按照有关规定一律停办注销。

3.音像(电子)出版单位转制方案的主要内容及上报、审批程序参照图书出版社进行。

4.已转企改制的音像(电子)出版单位要按照《公司法》的要求,加快产权制度改革,完善法人治理结构,建立现代企业制度,尽快成为真正的市场主体。

二、关于“三个一批”方案

1.做强做优一批音像(电子)企业

对实力较强、基础条件较好的音像(电子)企业进行重点培育,在上市融资、出版资源配置、重点项目安排等方面予以支持和倾斜,力争在3年内,培育5至8家大型音像(电子)集团公司。

(1)重点支持组建2至3家以音乐为主业,集音乐创意、出版、制作、复制、发行及歌手演艺等于一体,在3年内实现净资产和年销售收入双超10亿元的大型集团公司。

(2)重点支持组建1至2家以影视类、百科类为主业,集制作、出版、复制、发行等业务于一体,在3年内实现净资产和年销售收入双超10亿元的大型集团公司。

(3)重点支持组建1至2家教育音像集团公司,通过整合国内教育音像、电子和网络出版资源,在3年内实现净资产和年销售收入双超10亿元的大型集团公司。

(4)重点支持组建一家电子出版集团公司,通过开发、整合电子和网络出版数据库资源,在3年内实现净资产和年销售收入双超10亿元的大型集团公司。

同时,重点支持20家导向正确、主业突出、特色鲜明、实力雄厚、管理规范、运行高效、核心竞争力强的独立音像(电子)出版、制作企业。20家企业须符合以下条件:

(1)企业专职人员在30人以上。

(2)净资产和年销售收入均超过1000万元。

(3)具有独立企业法人资格。

(4)年原创国产音像、电子出版物品种不少于50种。

(5)近3年来没有违规记录。

(6)对在承担国家重大出版项目、获得国家级奖项较多、在“走出去”方面有突出贡献的音像、电子出版、制作企业予以优先考虑。

符合上述条件的20家企业,力争在3年内实现净资产和年销售收入均超过1亿元。

2.整合重组一批音像(电子)企业

将音像(电子)出版体制改革同出版资源整合、产业结构优化及产业布局调整、总量压缩结合起来,通过宏观调控手段,积极鼓励和支持教育、科技、卫生等领域的音像(电子)出版单位先行整合,组建专业性音像(电子)出版集团公司;积极鼓励和支持跨媒体、跨行业、跨地区、跨所有制组建综合性音像(电子)出版集团公司;积极鼓励和支持独立音像(电子)出版单位以多种方式并入大型国有报刊集团、出版集团、印刷集团、发行集团、影视集团等文化企业集团;积极鼓励和支持大型国有企业和民营企业在政策许可领域、范围参与音像(电子)出版企业的股份制改造或重组。

(1)对于净资产和销售收入均低于300万元的音像(电子)出版单位原则上不再保留,要与有实力的图书出版社、报刊社或出版、影视、文化演艺集团公司进行整合。

(2)中央各部门各单位中同时拥有多家独立法人音像(电子)出版单位的,建议在部门内进行整合,原则上只能保留一家,或整合成立专业音像(电子)出版集团公司。

(3)中央各部门各单位中同时拥有独立图书和音像(电子)出版社的,建议音像(电子)出版社与图书出版社进行合并,可保留音像(电子)出版社副牌。

(4)鼓励和支持地方新闻出版、广电、文化等部门所属的音像(电子)出版社并入当地出版集团、报刊集团、发行集团、影视集团、文化演艺集团或有实力的图书出版社。

3.停办退出一批音像(电子)企业

对不具备市场准入条件、改革中不愿转制的予以停办;对在人员、资金、设备、场所等方面已不符合年度核验条件的予以注销;对有严重违法违规行为的依法予以吊销。

(1)音像(电子)出版单位经营不善、资不抵债、发展难以为继的,停办退出。

(2)音像(电子)出版单位在经营过程中,不守诚信,盗用他人版权有不良记录且情节严重的,停办退出。

(3)音像(电子)出版单位主管部门或主办单位明确表示不愿意改制或不愿意继续办下去的,停办退出。

(4)音像(电子)出版单位在年检中不符合以下条件之一的,予以注销:①有适应业务范围需要的组织机构和取得国家出版专业技术人员资格的编辑人员。音像(电子)出版单位人数不得少于10人,其中从事音像(电子)出版业务2年以上并具有中级以上出版专业技术人员职业资格的不得少于5人;电子出版社需有2人以上具有中级以上出版专业职业资格。②有适应业务范围需要的资金、设备和工作场所。音像出版社有30万元以上的注册资本,电子出版社有200万元以上的注册资本,固定工作场所面积不得少于200平方米。③有正常的出版业务,两年内音像、电子出版物品种必须达到10种(含)以上。

(5)音像(电子)出版单位有下列违法行为之一且情节严重的,依法吊销其出版许可证:①音像(电子)出版单位制作、出版含有《出版管理条例》第二十六条、第二十七条禁止内容的。②音像(电子)出版单位未将其年度出版计划和涉及国家安全、社会安定等方面的重大选题报国务院出版行政部门备案。③音像(电子)出版单位变更名称、主办单位或者主管机关、地址、法定代表人或者主要负责人、业务范围等,未按规定办理审批、变更登记手续的。④音像(电子)出版单位向其他单位、个人出租、出借、出售或者以其他任何形式转让本单位的名称,出售或者以其他形式转让本单位的版号、电子出版物专用书号的。⑤音像(电子)出版单位委托未取得《音像制品制作许可证》、《电子出版物制作许可证》的单位制作音像制品、电子出版物,或者委托未取得《复制许可证》的单位复制音像制品、电子出版物的。⑥音像(电子)出版单位出版未经批准擅自进口音像制品、电子出版物的。

三、关于组织领导

1.各省(自治区、直辖市)出版行政管理部门在当地文化体制改革办的领导下,负责本地区音像(电子)出版单位体制改革的具体协调工作。

2.各主管和主办单位对所属音像(电子)出版单位转制工作要切实负起责任,对于未按照规定时间完成转制的音像(电子)出版单位将予以注销,遗留问题由其主管主办单位自行解决。

3.各地、各部门要根据本方案的精神,加紧制订音像(电子)出版单位转制方案。地方音像(电子)出版单位的转制方案须于2009年11月底前报送新闻出版总署备案,中央各部门各单位音像(电子)出版单位的转制方案须于2009年12月底前报送新闻出版总署。

特此通知。

二〇〇九年十月二十八日

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