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Notice concerning Printing and Issuing the Provisions on the Main Duties, Internal Structuring and Personnel Allocation of the General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television

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GBF No. (2013)76

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

The “Provisions on the Main Duties, Internal Structuring and Personnel Allocation of the General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television” have been approved by the State Council and are hereby printed and issued.

State Council General Office

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Notice concerning Earnestly Doing the Distribution and Screening Work of the Films “The Young Lei Feng”, “Lei Feng in 1959” and “Lei Feng’s Smile” Well

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On 4 March, SARFT issued the “Notice concerning Earnestly Doing the Distribution and Screening Work of the Films ‘The Young Lei Feng’, ‘Lei Feng in 1959’ and ‘Lei Feng’s Smile’ Well” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, all cinema chain companies, rural digital cinema chain companies, relevant film studio work units, the China Film Co. Ltd., the Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., the Film Channel Programme Centre, the Film Digital Programme Centre and the China Film Distribution and Screening Association, the Notice sais that the films “The Young Lei Feng”, “Lei Feng in 1959” and “Lei Feng’s Smile” are excellent films that have been meticulously produced to remember the 50th anniversary of Mao Zedong and other older-generation revolutionaries’ writing about Comrade Lei Feng. These three films use moving stories, vivid images and lively details to display the short but magnificent life of Lei Feng from different angles, with the real history of Lei Feng’s growing up as the core thread. In order to carry forward the Lei Feng spirit, embody passing down the torch of the Lei Feng Spirit, fully give rein to the important function of the films in building a Socialist harmonious society and stimulating the construction of a spiritual civilization, hereby, the following matters relating to the distribution and screening works of these three films are notified as follows:

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A new regime for cinema ticket prices?

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A couple of days ago, SARFT sent an opinion-seeking draft of a new regulatory document (Guiding Opinions Concerning Further Standardizing Film Market Ticketing Service Management) to the China Film Distribution and Screening Association and the China Film Producers’ Association.  First and foremost, it includes a bid to shift from a system with official minimum prices, to a system where the sector associations will have to set a maximum ticket price. At present, ticket prices in China are about 80-100 Yuan per film, while a survey in the annual Film Sector Report indicates that consumers generally are willing to pay 45 Yuan. Read the rest of this entry »

China increases foreign movie quota, so what does it solve?

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On 18 February, an agreement was concluded between China and the United States concerning market access quota and conditions for American cinema films.  According to the People’s Daily, the agreement states that China will import 14 American films per year more than before, and that the cut of revenue-sharing box office income will increase from 13% to 25%. The LA Times also reports that the deal will enable independent producers to negotiate higher licence percentages that are comparable with commercial rates in other markets. Read the rest of this entry »

Outline of the Cultural Reform and Development Plan during the National “12th Five Year Plan” Period

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Update: now fully translated.

The “12th Five-Year Plan” period is a key period for completely constructing a relatively well-off society, and is also a key stage in stimulating that culture develops both well and quickly. In order to deepen the implementation of the spirit of the 6th Plenum of the 17th Party Congress, deepen cultural structural reform stimulate the grand development and grand flourishing of Socialist culture, further arouse a new high tide of Socialist culture construction, strive to construct a strong Socialist culture country, according to the “Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Decision Concerning Deepening Cultural Structural Reform” and the “Outline of the 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China”, this Outline is drafted. Read the rest of this entry »

Film Industry Stimulation Law of the People’s Republic of China (Opinion-Seeking Draft)

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Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: In order to stimulate the flourishing and development of the film industry, enrich the popular masses’ spiritual cultural life, raise the ideological and moral quality and the scientific and cultural quality of citizens, this Law is formulated.

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State Council Legal Office Explanation Concerning Public Opinion Seeking on the “Film Industry Stimulation Law of the People’s Republic of China (Opinion-Seeking Draft)”

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In order to further strengthen the openness and transparency of legislation, and raise the quality of legislation, the State Council Legal Office has decided to publish the  “Film Industry Stimulation Law of the People’s Republic of China (Opinion-Seeking Draft)” (hereafter simply named “Opinion Seeking Draft”), to solicit the opinions from all walks of society. Hereby, relevant issues are explained as follows:

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State Council Report concerning the Cultural Industry Development Work Situation

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28 April 2010, 14th Meeting of the 11th National People’s Congress Standing Committee

Minister of Culture: Cai Wu

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Cultural Industries Promotion Plan

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The 17th Party Congress has clearly put forward that it is necessary to vigorously develop public interest cultural undertakings, energetically develop cultural industries, set off all ethnicities’ cultural creation vitality, to more consciously and more actively promote great cultural development and great cultural flourishing. In order to implement the central spirit, simultaneously with attaching importance to developing public interest cultural undertakings, accelerating the promotion of the cultural industries, fully giving free rein to cultural industries’ important function in structural readjustment, expanding of internal demand, increasing employment, promoting development, integrating the present new circumstances dealing with the international financial crisis and the urgent need to reform and develop the cultural sphere, this Plan is formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Doing Well Film Distribution and Screening Work in the 2009 New Year and Spring Festival Period

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On 31 December, SARFT issued the “Notice Concerning Doing Well Film Distribution and Screening Work in the 2009 New Year and Spring Festival Period” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, cultural offices (bureaus), all film distribution companies, cinema chain companies, rural digital cinema chain companies, relevant film production work units, the China Film Group Company, Huaxia Film Distribution Company Limited, China Film Rural Digital Film Distribution, Administration Centre of Digital Film Content, the China Film Producer Association, the China Film Distribution and Screening Association, Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Launching Screening Activities of Excellent Films Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal culture offices, radio, film and television bureaus, all film group companies, film channels, cinema chain companies, provincial-level film distribution companies, rural digital cinema chain companies, film screening work units, printing plants, relevant film production work units, Huaxia Film Distribution Co. Ltd., Administration Centre of Digital Film Content, China Film Rural Digital Film Distribution Co. Ltd, Beijing All-China Screening Digital Cinema Co. Ltd, China Film Producer Association, China Film Distribution and Screening Association, China Urban Cinema Development Association, China Film Press, magazine “Mass Films”, magazine “Film”, magazine “Contemporary Film”, magazine “Film Art” and magazine “Film Market”: Read the rest of this entry »

SARFT Circular Concerning the Situation of Dealing with the Problem of the film “Lost in Beijing” Violating Regulations

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3 January 2008

On 3 January, SARFT has issued the “SARFT Circular Concerning the Situation of Dealing with the Problem of the film “Lost in Beijing” Violating Regulations” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps radio, film and television bureau, all film production work units, film distribution companies, cinema chain companies and directly subordinate film work units in Beijing, the Circular says, the film “Lost in Beijing”, jointly produced by the Beijing Laolei Film Culture Co. Ltd., Beijing Baolina Film Distribution Co. Ltd and Beijing Zhonghong Real Estate Development Group Co. Ltd, has gravely violated the “Film Management Regulations” (hereafter simply named “Regulations” and corresponding laws and regulations in aspects such as film production, participation in international film festivals, Internet dissemination and audiovisual product production, etc., creating harmful effects. Hereby, the relevant circumstances are circulated as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

SARFT Notice Concerning Reaffirming Prohibition of Production and Screening of Pornographic Films

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On 29 December, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning Reaffirming Prohibition of Production and Screening of Pornographic Films” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, and all film production work units, the notice says, that since recently, a part of the film production work units and Internet audiovisual programme service work units have, in pursuit of economic benefit, on the domestic and foreign film markets and the Internet, in violation of laws and regulations, produced and broadcasted a number of films containing pornographic content, generating extremely large danger to broad youth audiences. In order to further purify the silver screen and video channels, strengthen management over production and broadcast of pornographic films, guarantee the provision of a healthy and harmonious cultural environment for the broad people’s masses and especially for the youth audiences, promote the grand development and grand flourishing of culture, according to laws and regulations such as the “Film Management Regulations”, the “Film Script (Outline) Filing and Film Management Regulations” (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree No. 52), the “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations” (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree No. 56), the “Notice Concerning Strengthening Internet Dissemination of Film and Television Drama Management”, etc., the following requirements are hereby notifies as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Outline of the National “11th Five Year Plan” Period Cultural Development Plan

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Table of Contents

Preface

I, Guiding ideology, policy principles and development objectives

(1) Guiding ideology

(2) Policy principles

(3) Development objectives

II, Theoretical and ideological morality construction

(4) Strengthening Marxist theory research and theoretical innovation

(5) Flourishing and development of philosophy and social sciences

(6) Strengthening Socialist ideology moral construction

(7) Moving spiritual civilization construction activities forward

III, Public cultural services

(8) Perfecting public cultural services networks

(9) Strengthening rural culture construction

(10) Disseminating cultural knowledge

(11) Establishing and perfecting cultural support mechanisms

(12) Encouraging social forces to contribute and initiate public benefit-type cultural undertakings

IV, News undertakings

(13) Moving news media construction forward

(14) Expanding support strength for focal news media

(15) Organizing news web sites

(16) Developing burgeoning dissemination carriers

V, The cultural industry

(17) Developing focal cultural industries

(18) Optimizing cultural industries development and structure

(19) Transforming cultural industries’ growth method

(20) Fostering cultural market subjects

(21) Completing all sorts of cultural markets

(22) Developing modern cultural product circulation organization and circulation methods.

VI, Cultural innovation

(23) Flourishing development of literature and art

(24) Fostering cultural innovation communities and content providers

(25) Promoting cultural enterprises to be cultural innovation subjects

(26) Accelerating science and technology innovation

(27) Strengthening intellectual property rights protection

VII, National culture protection

(28) Compiling and publishing cultural canons

(29) Giving free rein to the vigorous function of major festivals and customs

(30) Attaching importance to China’s excellent traditional culture education and traditional scripture and artistry heritage

(31) Standardizing and protecting national and ethnic spoken and written languages

(32) Strengthening protection for important cultural heritage

(33) Rushing to save threatened cultural heritage

VIII, Foreign-related cultural exchange

(34) Expanding foreign-related cultural exchange and dissemination channels

(35) Fostering foreign-oriented backbone cultural enterprises

(36) Implementing the important “stepping out” project

IX, Talented troops

(37) Strengthening ideological and political calibre and skills construction

(38) Grasping high-level personnel training

(39) Organizing training work

(40) Strengthening higher education personnel training and study discipline construction

(41) Completing personnel promotion selection mechanisms

(42) Establishing systems for conferring honorary titles in the sphere of national culture and art

X, Guaranteeing steps and important policies

(43) Strengthening organizational guidance

(44) Completing macroeconomic regulation

(45) Deepening cultural structural reform

(46) Perfecting economic policies for cultural development

(47) Strengthening cultural legislation

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Some Opinions Concerning Attracting Foreign Capital in the Cultural Area

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In order to adapt to the new circumstances of our country’s accession to the World Trade Organization, further standardize attracting foreign capital in the cultural area work, raising the quality and level of using foreign capital, safeguarding national cultural security, stimulating the healthy and orderly development of the cultural industries, the following opinions are hereby put forward:

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Some Decisions Concerning Non-Public Capital Entering the Cultural Industry

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(NDC No. [2005]10)

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

In order to vigorously develop advanced socialist culture, fully muster all of society to partake in cultural construction and enthusiasm, further guide and standardize the entry of non-public capital into the cultural industry, progressively shape a cultural industry structure that is mainly under public ownership, and developing together with many other systems of ownership industries, raise the overall strength and competitiveness of the cultural industry, the following decisions concerning some relevant questions have been taken: Read the rest of this entry »

Provisional Film Enterprises Business Qualification Entry Regulations

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Decree

(No. 43)

The “Provisional Film Enterprises Business Qualification Entry Regulations” were passed at the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television administration meeting of 15 June 2004, were deliberated and passed by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 10 November 2004.

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Film Digitalization Development Outline

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According to the general requirements concerning cultural construction and cultural structural reform put forward by the 16th Party Congress, adapting to the large tendencies of technological progress and perfecting a socialist market economy system, fully utilizing digitalized, networked, and informative means, accelerating the stimulation of our country’s film digitalization progress, providing strong and solid scientific support for film industry development, according to the SARFT-issued “Some Opinions Concerning Accelerating Film Industry Development”, “Radio, Film and Television Dial Development Year Work Points” and the “Radio, Film and Television Technology “11th Five-Year Plan” and Long-Term Plan for 2010″, integrating the status quo of domestic and foreign film digital technology development, the “Film Digitalization Development Outline” is formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions Concerning Stimulating Radio and Television Industry Development

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In order to deeply implement the spirit of the 16th Party Congress, accelerate reform and development of the radio, film and television industry, according to the general requirements of the Centre concerning deepening culture structural reform, integrating the reality of radio, film and television work, the following opinions are hereby raised to stimulate radio, film and television industry development. Read the rest of this entry »

Provisional Foreign Businesses Investing in Cinema Regulations (revised)

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Culture Decree

(No.21)

The “Provisional Foreign Businesses Investing in Cinema Regulations”

were passed at the executive meeting of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television on September 28, 2003 and agreed to by the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, are hereby promulgated and take effect on January 1, 2004.

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