Ministry of Culture Notice Concerning Launching the “Safe Expo” Cultural Market Special Safeguard Operation

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CM Letter No. (2010)457

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal cultural halls (bureaus), Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps culture bureau, Beijing Municipality, Tianjin Municipality, Shanghai Municipality, Chongqing Municipality administrative cultural market enforcement teams:

In 2010, the Shanghai, China World Expo is another grand global meeting to be organized in our country after the Beijing Olympics. The World Expo continues for longer, the national and international participating groups are more, culture and art performance activities are more, tourists and visiting persons are more, raising even higher requirements for cultural market supervision work. General Secretary Hu Jintao has clearly pointed out: “Organization of the World Expo, is not only an important event for Shanghai, it is also an important event for the entire country; organizing the World Expo well, is not only the responsibility of Shanghai, it is also the responsibility of the entire country”. In order to implement the spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s instructions, establishing a safe cultural market, creating a desirable social and cultural environment for organizing well a “successful, splendid, unforgettable’ World Expo, the Ministry of Culture has decided to launch the “Safe World Expo” cultural market special safeguard operation within the scope of the entire country. Hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows:

I, Guiding ideology

Persisting in implementing the general deployment of the Party Central Committee concerning safety protection work during the Shanghai Expo, taking “Safe World Expo, Wonderful Culture” as the main theme, centring on focal points such as safeguarding social and political stability, promoting mental and physical health of minors, protecting intellectual property rights, safeguarding national cultural safety, etc., concentrating on resolving prominent problems, appropriately dealing with sudden incidents, creating a desirable social and cultural environment for the successful organization of the Shanghai World Expo.

II, Work objectives

The general objectives of the “Safe Expo” Cultural Market Special Safeguard Operation are: through implementing the special safeguard operation, realistically achieving management responsibility is adequate, supervision steps are adequate, supervision results are clear, guaranteeing that no grave political problems appear in the cultural world, no major safety accidents appear, no hot topics closely followed by society are formed, promoting the health and flourishing of the cultural market.

III, Work focus points

1. Focal regions: Shanghai and surrounding regions such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, etc., especially the Yangtze river delta region and the surrounding focal cities, focal tourist provinces such as Beijing, Anhui, Shandong, Shanxi, Yunnan, etc., and borderland ethnic minority regions such as Xinjiang, Tibet, Jilin, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, etc.

2. Focal areas: markets such as performance, entertainment, art products, audiovisuals, books and periodicals, etc., and network cultural markets such as Internet cafés, etc.

3. Focal period: Before and after major celebratory activities such as the World Expo opening ceremony, closing ceremony and the China National Pavilion day, etc.

IV, Work tasks

1. Strictly guard access passes

Strictly implement examination and approval procedures and examination standards, guarding the market access pass well. Especially regions such as Shanghai, Beijing, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, etc., must strengthen content examination over commercial performance programmes and commercial fine art exhibitions, prevent programmes or exhibition products containing prohibited content to enter the market; all localities must conduct content examination over culture, art and performance programmes and exhibited products displayed the World Expo, and strictly guard the pass.

2. Strictly investigating unlawful products

Before the World Expo opening ceremony, all localities and especially localities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Lanzhou, etc., must focus on screening out audiovisual product stores, bookstores, newspaper and periodical stands and electronic software markets, arrange large-scale song and dance entertainment localities’ karaoke song database, sternly investigate and prosecute all sorts of political-type illegal publications and other cultural products containing prohibited content.

During the period of the World Expo, all localities, and especially localities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou must expand supervision strengthen over commercial areas in which art products are concentrated, prevent the emergence of art products  and performance art violating national customs and habits, destroying social order and conscience; strengthen foreign-related performing art activity on-the-spot supervision, periodically conduct patrols or spot checks of temporary performance activities in venues such as hotels, restaurants, bars, etc., prevent  the performing of programmes containing prohibited content and unlawful activities such as false singing and false performances. Implementing the deployment of “sweeping pornography and striking illegality” work, deeply punishing Internet and mobile telephone media obscenity, pornography and vulgar information, strictly attaching unlawful network music such as coarse songs, dog howling gangs, etc., and pornographic and vulgar network games.

3. Strictly attacking intellectual property rights infringement and piracy

In coordination with the “26 April” World Intellectual Property Rights Day and propaganda week, organizing propaganda activities for the legal intellectual property rights protection system, unitedly launching green destruction activities of infringing and pirated publications, raising the intellectual property rights protection mentality of the public. Timely organizing overlapping inspection and joint law enforcement activities, expanding investigation and prosecution strength over products such as infringing and pirated audiovisual products, books and periodicals, network games, network music, cartoons, etc., persisting in cutting off storing, placing and selling infringing and pirated products in lawful commercial venues.

4. Strictly punishing Internet cafés violating regulations.

According to Ministry of Culture requirements, continuously expanding support strength over the Internet café market, according to the law, strictly and severely punish unlawful activities of admitting minors. Fully mobilizing Internet café professional associations, proprietors and volunteer supervising staff, collecting and arranging black Internet café information in their jurisdiction, unitedly hand it over to industry and commerce entities and information industry managing entities, supervising corresponding entities in determinedly punishing black Internet cafés according to the law.

5. Strictly preventing major accidents

Focusing on arranging examination of mass assembly cultural commercial venues such as  Internet cafés, cinemas and song and dance, recreation and entertainment venues, etc., searching for localities’ blind spots and loopholes existing in aspects such as commercial management, fire prevention and safety, etc., timely preventing and eliminating trending and tendency problems, preventing occurrence of major negligent safety accidents or mass incidents.

V, Work requirements

1. Strengthening organizational guidance. All localities must get a clear understanding of the situation, strengthen a sense of the complete picture and sense of responsibility, spare no effort to support and safeguard the World Expo. It is necessary to integrate local reality in formulating implementation plans, through methods such as organizing starting ceremonies, organizing law and regulation trainings, signing letters of responsibility, etc., broadly propagate and mobilize, implement the meaning, objectives, tasks and requirements of a “Safe World Expo” in all commercial venues and work units.

2. Strengthening law enforcement coordination. All localities especially provinces and municipalities such as Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang must take the special operation as a juncture, establish law enforcement coordination mechanisms, information and communication mechanisms, coordination and cooperation mechanisms. Shanghai must take the lead in implementing a “comprehensive Yangtze river delta region cultural market law enforcement zone cooperation project” (simply named “Yangtze delta project”), on this basis establish long-term work mechanisms for the “Yangtze delta project”. Strengthening regional law enforcement cooperation, integrating law enforcement resources, shaping a pool of supervision forces, raising supervision efficiency.

3. Strengthening information circulation. Administrative permit entities must circulate all examination and approval information with law enforcement organs, all regions must timely report law enforcement numbers and information upward. Major cases must be gradually reported upward within 24 hours, where there is concealment or delay of reporting, a report of criticism will be rendered. Progressively perfecting high-speed reaction mechanisms, anti-emergency early-warning mechanisms, safety guard mechanisms, organizing the launch of spot-checks or drills, investigating leaks and fixing deficiencies. The reporting telephone number 12318 and all law enforcement organs’ main persons in charge must maintain unimpeded mobile communication equipment around the clock.

4. Strengthening supervision over examination. It is necessary to, through methods such as clear examination and secret visits, overlapping examination, joint law enforcement, etc., strengthen supervision and guidance over the special operation. It is necessary to make “a Safe World Expo” into an important content of comprehensive law enforcement work in 2010 and of a safe cultural market construction, integrate it into annual evaluation systems, and with a focused goal, launch supervision work. For regions in which the operation makes successful progress, and market order is desirable, it is necessary to grant commendations and rewards; to regions where the order is completely chaotic, and problems are especially prominent, it is necessary to circulate criticism, special focus supervision or implement overtaking of management, until problems are properly resolved. The ministry of culture will organize examination groups to conduct focus area examination, and list a batch of published focus regions, supervise and manage a batch of major cases.

Starting from April 2010, law enforcement databases shall be changed to be reported up monthly, all provinces (regions, municipalities) are requested to report before the 10th of next month. All provinces (regions, municipalities) are requested to report the general operation summary (Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai on the phase progress situation) before 15 July to our Ministry’s cultural market department. According to work requirements, in the three provinces and cities of Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu, etc., the “Safe World Expo” cultural market special operation is lengthened to 31 October, please report the general summary report on the “Yangtze delta project” before 15 November.

It is hereby notified.

19 March 2010

文化部关于开展“平安世博”文化市场专项保障行动的通知

文市函〔2010〕457号

各省、自治区、直辖市文化厅(局),新疆生产建设兵团文化局,北京市、天津市、上海市、重庆市文化市场行政执法总队:

2010年中国上海世博会是继北京奥运会后我国举办的又一个世界盛会。世博会延续时间长,参展国家和国际组织多,文艺演出活动多,旅游参观人员多,对文化市场监管工作提出了更高要求。胡锦涛总书记明确指出,“举办世博会,不仅是上海的大事,也是全国的大事;办好世博会,不仅是上海的责任,也是全国的责任”。为落实胡锦涛总书记的指示精神,创建平安文化市场,为办好一届“成功、精彩、难忘”的世博会营造良好社会文化环境,文化部决定自2010年4月1日至6月30日在全国范围内开展“平安世博”文化市场专项保障行动。现就有关事项通知如下:

一、指导思想

坚决贯彻落实党中央关于上海世博会安保工作的总体部署,以“平安世博、精彩文化”为主题,围绕维护社会政治稳定、促进未成年人身心健康、保护知识产权、维护国家文化安全等重点,集中解决突出问题,妥善处置突发事件,为上海世博会的成功举办营造良好社会文化环境。

二、工作目标

“平安世博”文化市场专项保障行动的总体目标是:通过实施专项保障行动,切实做到监管责任到位、监管措施到位、监管效果明显,确保文化市场不出现严重政治性问题、不发生重大安全事故、不形成社会关注热点,促进文化市场健康繁荣。

三、工作重点

1.重点地区:上海及江苏、浙江等周边地区特别是长三角地区及其周边重点城市,北京、安徽、山东、陕西、云南等重点旅游省份,新疆、西藏、吉林、内蒙古、甘肃等边疆民族地区。

2.重点领域:演出、娱乐、艺术品、音像、书报刊等市场及网吧等网络文化市场。

3.重点时段:世博会开幕式、闭幕式及中国国家馆日等重大庆典活动及其前后时期。

四、工作任务

1.严把准入关口

严格执行审批程序和审查标准,把好市场准入关。上海、北京、江苏、浙江等地尤其要加强对营业性演出节目和商业性美术展览的内容审查,防止含有禁止内容的节目或展品进入市场;各地对参加世博会展演的文艺演出节目或展品,要专门进行内容审查,严格把关。

2.严查违法产品

世博会开幕前,各地特别是北京、上海、深圳、西安、兰州等地要集中清查音像店、书店、报刊亭及电子软件市场,清理大型歌舞娱乐场所卡拉OK曲库,严厉查处各类政治性非法出版物及其它含有禁止内容的文化产品。

世博会期间,各地尤其是北京、上海、杭州等地要加大对艺术品集中经营区域的监管力度,防止出现侵害民族风俗习惯、破坏社会公序良俗的艺术品及行为艺术;加强涉外营业性演出活动的现场监管,对宾馆、饭店、酒吧等场所的临时性演出活动定期进行巡查或抽查,防止表演含有禁止内容的节目及假唱、假演奏等违法行为。落实“扫黄打非”工作部署,深入整治互联网和手机媒体淫秽色情及低俗信息,严厉打击粗口歌、哈狗帮等违法网络音乐及色情低俗网络游戏。

3.严打侵权盗版

配合“4?26”世界知识产权日及宣传周,组织保护知识产权法制宣传活动,统一开展侵权盗版出版物绿色销毁活动,提高公众知识产权保护意识。适时组织交叉检查和联合执法行动,加大对侵权盗版音像、书刊、网络游戏、网络音乐、动漫等产品的查处力度,坚决杜绝在合法经营场所存储、摆放及销售侵权盗版产品。

4.严罚违规网吧

按照文化部要求,继续加大网吧市场监管力度,依法从严从重处罚违法接纳未成年人行为。充分发动网吧行业协会、业主及义务监督员,搜集整理辖区内黑网吧信息,统一提交工商部门及电信管理部门,督促相关部门坚决依法取缔黑网吧。

5.严防重大事故

重点排查网吧、影剧院及歌舞、游艺娱乐等公众聚集文化经营场所,查找场所在经营管理、消防安全等方面存在的死角和漏洞,及时预防并排除苗头性、倾向性问题,防止发生重大安全责任事故或群体性事件。

五、工作要求

1.加强组织领导。各地要认清形势,增强大局观念和责任意识,全力支持和保障世博会。要结合当地实际制定实施方案,通过举行启动仪式、组织法规培训、签订责任书等形式,广泛宣传动员,将“平安世博”的意义、目标、任务和要求落实到经营场所和单位。

2.加强执法协作。各地尤其是上海、江苏、浙江等省市要以专项行动为契机,建立执法协作机制、信息通报机制、协调配合机制。由上海牵头,实施“长三角地区文化市场综合执法区域协作工程”(简称“长三角工程”),在此基础上建立“长三角工程”的长效工作机制。加强区域执法协作,整合执法资源,形成监管合力,提高监管效能。

3.加强信息通报。行政许可部门要将各项审批信息及时通报给执法机构,各地要及时上报执法数据和信息。重大案件必须在24小时内逐级上报,隐瞒或延误报送的,将给予通报批评。逐步完善快速反应机制、应急预警机制、安全防范机制,组织开展抽检或演练,查漏补缺。12318举报电话及各执法机构主要负责人移动通讯设备必须保持24小时畅通。

4.加强督促检查。要通过明查暗访、交叉检查、联合执法等形式,加强对专项行动的督查指导。要将“平安世博”作为平安文化市场建设及2010年综合执法工作的重要内容,统一纳入年度考评体系,有针对性地开展督查工作。对行动进展顺利、市场秩序良好的地区,要给予表彰奖励;对秩序十分混乱、问题特别突出的地区要给予通报批评,专项重点督查,或者实施挂牌督办,直至问题妥善解决。文化部也将组织督查组赴重点地区督查,并挂牌整治一批重点地区,督办一批重大案件。

自2010年4月起,执法数据改为按月报送,请各省(区、市)于次月十日之前上报。请各省(区、市)于7月15日前将行动总结(江浙沪为阶段进展情况)报送我部文化市场司。根据工作需要,上海、江苏、浙江等三省市的“平安世博”文化市场专项行动延长至10月31日,请于11月15日前报送“长三角工程”总结报告。

特此通知。
二○一○年三月十九日

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