Month: July 2012

Implementation Rules concerning Newspaper and Periodical Editorial Structure Reform

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On the basis of the spirit of the “Central Committee Secretariat and State Council Secretariat Opinions concerning Deepening Structural Reform of Non-Current Affairs-Type Newspaper and Periodical Publishing Work Units” (ZBF No. (2011)19), and according to the relevant provisions of the “Publishing Management Regulations”, integrating the real situation of newspaper and periodical editorial departments, these Implementation Rules are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Unify Thoughts and Acts with the Spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s Speech – Construct a Good Ideological and Public Sphere Climate for the Convocation of the 18th Party Congress

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Liu Yunshan

On 23 and 24 July, the Central Committee organized the Provincial-Level Main Leading Cadre Specialized Research Class in Beijing, General Secretary Hu Jintao made an important speech at the beginning of the class. The propaganda, ideology and culture fronts must deeply study and understand, and earnestly implement the spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s speech, soundly do all work matters according to the spirit of the speech, and promote an upsurge in propaganda and education to welcome the 18th Party Congress. Read the rest of this entry »

China Network Audiovisual Programme Service Self-Discipline Convention

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(Passed at the 1st meeting of 2012 of the China Network Audiovisual Programme Service Association Council on 13 July 2012)

Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: In order to stimulate the sustainable development of our country’s network audiovisual programme service business, let network culture flourish, safeguard a healthy and orderly sector order, this Convention is formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

National Cartoon Industry Development Plan for the “12th Five-Year Plan” Period

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Table of Contents

Foreword

I, Basic experience and the circumstances that are faced

(1) Basic experience

(2) Circumstances that are faced

II, Main tasks

(1) Guiding cartoon creation and production

(2) Innovating profit models, perfecting cartoon industry chains

(3) Optimizing cartoon industry composition and structures

(4) Moving cartoon industry innovation forward

(5) Implementing backbone enterprise and major programme driving strategies

(6) Strengthening talent grasping

(7) Promoting the cartoon industry to “march out”

III, Guarantee measures

(1) Expanding financial input

(2) Protecting intellectual property rights

(3) Perfecting investment policies

(4) Implementing fiscal preferences

(5) Strengthening organizational implementation Read the rest of this entry »

SARFT Spokesperson Talks with Journalist on the “Notice Concerning Further Strengthening Network Drama, Microfilm and Other Network Audiovisual Programme Management”

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Note: the text of this Notice has not been made public. However, the following interview gives a good indication of the key provisions of this Notice and the consequences for Internet media enterprises.

On the 9th, a SARFT spokesperson responded to the questions of a Xinhua journalist on the “Notice Concerning Further Strengthening Network Drama, Microfilm and Other Network Audiovisual Programme Management”.

Q: Why was the “Notice Concerning Further Strengthening Network Drama, Microfilm and Other Network Audiovisual Programme Management” rolled out? Read the rest of this entry »

Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (Second Revision Draft)

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Changes in the updated document in comparison with the earlier March draft are underlined.

National Copyright Administration, July 2012

Chapter I: General Principles

Chapter II: Copyright

Section I: Copyright holders and their rights

Section II: Copyright entitlement

Section III: The term of protection of copyright

Chapter III: Related rights

Section I: Publishers

Section II: Performers

Section III: Audio producers

Section IV: Radio stations and television stations

Chapter IV: The limitations of rights

Chapter V: The exercise of rights

Section I: Copyright and related right contracts

Section II: Collective copyright management

Chapter VI: Technological protection measures and rights management information

Chapter VII: The protection of rights

Chapter VIII: Supplementary provisions Read the rest of this entry »

A Brief Explanation concerning the Revision and Perfection of the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China” (Second Revision Draft)

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(National Copyright Administration, July 2012)

I, The basic situation of the Opinion-seeking Draft

On 31 March 2012, the National Copyright Administration published the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China” (Revision Draft) through the official websites of the National Copyright Administration and the General Administration of Press and Publications, and openly solicited the opinions and suggestions from all walks of society. In early April, the National Copyright Administration legislative work leading small group chair, General Administration of Press and Publications Director and National Copyright Administration Director Liu Binje and legislative work leading small group vice-chair, GAPP vice-director and NCA vice-director Comrade Yan Xiaohong respectively sent letters to the responsible comrades of 35 relevant departments to solicit opinions in their personal name; the National Copyright Administration Secretariat sent letters to 40 relevant State Council ministries and commissions to solicit opinions. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Major Challenges that Our Country’s Ideological Construction Faces at Present

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Party Building”, July 2012, Ren Jie

–       Firmly occupy the ideological battlefield is both where the core interest of the country lies, and an important chip in the international contest of strength.

–       In the present world, vying for the power of discourse, the power of network control, the power of information dissemination, the power of regulation formulation, the power of cultural leadership and other “soft powers” have become the focus point for competition in comprehensive national strength.

–       The fight for mastery and trial of strength in the ideological area will never disappear, the task of strengthening our country’s mainstream ideology construction is huge. Read the rest of this entry »