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China Internet Sector Self-Discipline Convention

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Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: Obeying the basic principle of “vigorous development, strengthening management, search profit and avoid harm, and being useful to us”, and in order to establish our country’s Internet sector self-discipline mechanism, standardize the activities of practitioners in the sector, stimulate and guarantee the Internet sector’s healthy development according to the law, this Convention is formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Implementation Rules Concerning Strengthening Online Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Management (Trial)

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According to the “Central Committee Secretariat, State Council Secretariat Notice Concerning Transmission of the ‘Central Propaganda Department, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and General Administration of Press and Publication Some Opinions Concerning Deepening Press and Publications and Radio, Film and Television Sector Reform”, (NDC No. (2001) 17) and the SARFT “Provisional Information Network Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Supervision Management Rules” (SSS No. (2000)166), concerning strengthening online radio, film and television-type programme management, the following Implementation Rules are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Opinions concerning Deepening Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television Sector Reform

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(20 August 2001)

ZBF No. 2001(17)

Since the 3rd Plenum of the 11th Party Congress, and especially since the 14th Party Congress, the press, publications, radio, film and television sectors have held high the grand banner of Deng Xiaoping Theory, have earnestly implemented the principles and policies determined by the Party Centre with Comrade Jiang Zemin at the core, have closely grasped the correct orientation, have vigorously reformed, boldly explored, adjusted structures, reformed mechanisms, established collectives, fostered markets, raised quality, improved efficiency, the undertaking has developed rapidly, and strengths have clearly increased. Following our country’s entry into a relatively well-off society, the rapid growth of the popular masses’ spiritual and cultural requirements, following the preliminary establishment of the Socialist market economy system and the broad application of high and new technology in the media sphere, and following our country’s entry into the World Trade Organization and the further broadening of openness to the outside world, the press, publications, radio, film and television sectors face new circumstances, must grasp the opportune moment, deepen reform, accelerate development and vigorously complete the tasks entrusted to them by the Party and the State. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Further Rectification and Standardizing of the Culture Market Order

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NDRC No. [2001]59

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

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Notice concerning Strengthening Management over the Use of Internet Information in Publications

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, Centre and State organ newspaper and periodical management departments, and the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau:

Following the rapid development of network technology, the Internet has become an important channel for the dissemination of information, and has had a broad and profound influence on publishing and media. The situation that newspapers, periodicals, books, audiovisual products and electronic publications use Internet information grows daily, and publications departments may increasing attention to it. On the other hand, in the process of using Internet information, not a few problems have emerged in publications as well, for example: some publications have published false online information without verifying it; some cannot strictly and earnestly examine matters and keep the gates, grave political errors have emerged; some content is vulgar in style, harmful to the physical and mental health of minors, etc. These situations directly influence the quality of newspapers, periodicals, books and other such publications, and create a harmful social influence. In order to strengthen and standardize management over the use of Internet information by publishing work units, and ensure their healthy development, on the basis of the relevant provisions of the “Publishing Management Regulations”, hereby, the following matters are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Internet Surfing Service Business Venue Management Rules

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Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Culture, State Administration of Industry and Commerce

3 April 2001

Article 1: In order to strengthen the management of Internet surfing service business venues, stimulate the healthy development of Internet serving service activities, and protect the lawful interests of online users, on the basis of the provisions of the “Internet Information Service Management Rules”, the “Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules”, relevant laws and other administrative regulations, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: These Rules apply to implement supervision and management of the opening, operations and use of Internet surfing service business venue within the borders of the People’s Republic of China.

Internet surfing service business venues as named in these Rules refers to commercial venues that provide Internet surfing services to the public through computers connected to the Internet (including surfing services provided by “Internet cafés”). Read the rest of this entry »

National People’s Congress Standing Committee Decision Concerning Safeguarding Internet Safety

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Passed in the 19th Meeting of the Ninth Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, on 28 December 2000

Our country’s internet, under national energetic initiative and vigorous promotion, has gained extensive use in the construction of the economy and various businesses, as well as caused people’s production, jobs, study and lifestyle to start and continue to change rapidly and possesses an important function to the acceleration of our national economy, the development of science and technology and the progress of the informatisation in service of society. At the same time, how to ensure the safe running of the Internet and the safety of information is a question that has attracted widespread societal attention. In order to promote the beneficial, abolish the harmful, promote the healthy development of our country’s internet, protect national security and the common interest in society, protect individuals and legal persons and other group’s legal rights, the following is decided:

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Provisional Regulations on the Management of Internet Sites Engaging in News Publishing Business

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In order to stimulate the development of our country’s Internet news dissemination undertaking, standardize the business of Internet sites publishing news, safeguard the truth, accuracy and legality of Internet news, these Regulations are formulated.

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Internet Electronic Bulletin Service Management Regulations

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Ministry of Information Industry

Passed at the 4th Ministerial meeting, on 8 October 2000

Article 1: In order to strengthen management of Internet electronic bulletin services (hereafter simply named electronic bulletin services), standardize electronic bulletin information dissemination acts, safeguard national security and social stability, and guarantee the lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, on the basis of the provisions of the “Internet Information Service Management Regulations”, these Regulations are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet Information Service Management Rules

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People’s Republic of China State Council Decree (No. 292)

The “Internet Information Service Management Rules” were passed on 20 September at the 31st General Meeting of the State Council, and are hereby promulgated and implemented.

Premier: Zhu Rongji

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Notice concerning Issues Relating to the Work of Deeply Launching a Special Campaign to Bring Electronic Gaming under Control

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Ministry of Culture, State Commission for Economics and Trade, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Foreign Economics and Trade, General Administration of Customs, State Administration of Industry and Commerce

WSF No. (2000)42

Since the videophone conference on strengthening management over entertainment service venues and  the special campaign to bring electronic gaming venues nationwide under control, all provincial, autonomous region and municipal Party Committees and governments have, from the height of stressing politics, rapidly convened conferences, earnestly transmitted the spirit of the videophone conference, and established leading small groups to coordinate the special campaign work; all localities’ culture, trade and economics, public security, foreign trade and economics, information industry, Customs, industry and commerce and other functional departments have all performed their own functions, vigorously formulated special campaign work plans and re-examination and verification standards, organized large-scale propaganda, public opinion, investigation of the real situation and concentrated law enforcement work, a batch of business venues breaking laws and regulations have been strictly punished according to the law; news public opinion organs’ great propaganda momentum and the broad popular masses’ vigorous support has ensured that the special campaign work to bring electronic gaming under control has gained phase-type results, a good environment in which the whole society supervises and resists unlawful electronic gaming is being formed. Read the rest of this entry »

Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 16th World Computer Conference

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President of the People’s Republic of China

Jiang Zemin

11 August 2000

Mr chairman, all representatives, ladies and gentlemen:

Today, the 16th World Computer Conference, organized by the International Federation for Information Processing, has solemnly opened here. This is a distinguished cross-century gathering of the world’s information circles. Experts and entrepreneurs from many countries have come together under the same room to exchange academic viewpoints, display technological achievements, and explore development trends, this will have an important influence on the development of the world’s information technology. On behalf of the Chinese government, I express warm congratulations to the Conference! And I express a sincere welcome to all representatives attending the Conference! Read the rest of this entry »

Speech at the Ideological and Political Work Conference

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Jiang Zemin

(28 June 2000)

At the eve of the 79th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese Communist Party, the Centre has convened an ideological and political work conference, which is of important significance. In September last year, the Centre has issued Document 17, which has made deployments on strengthening and improving ideological and political work. The objectives of this conference are further getting a clear understanding of the circumstances faced by the ideological and political work, further clarifying the position of ideological and political work in the overall work picture of Party and State, further summarize the experience of ideological and political work, putting forward requirements and measures for strengthening and improving ideological and political work suited to new situations and new circumstances, mobilize the entire Party to ensure that ideological and political work is done more vividly and dramatically, and has realistic effects. Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions concerning Launching a Special Campaign to Bring Electronic Gaming Business Venues under Control

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GBF No. (2000)44

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Peoples Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate organs:

The Ministry of Culture, State Commission for Economics and Trade, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Foreign Economics and Trade, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Industry and Commerce “Opinions concerning Launching a Special Campaign to Bring Electronic Gaming Business Venues under Control” has been approved by the State Council and is hereby transmitted to you, please earnestly implement them. Read the rest of this entry »

Provisional Information Network Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Supervision Management Rules

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7 April 2000

Article 1: In order to stimulate the construction of a socialist spiritual civilization, standardize radio, film and television-type programme dissemination order, strengthen information network dissemination of radio, film and television-type programme supervision and management, these Management Rules are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Issues in the Implementation of the “Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules”

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Public Security offices and bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Public Security Bureau:

With the approval of the State Council, the Ministry of Public Security promulgated and implemented the “Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules” (hereafter simply named “Rules”) on 30 December 1997. The implementation of the said “Rules” has had an important function in strengthening the security protection work for international interconnection of computer information networks, but various localities have, during the process of implementation, also reflected a number of problems where provisions were insufficiently clear and concrete, punishment was difficult to implement, etc. In order to implement the said “Rules” even better, hereby, the following is notified in relation to issues in the implementation of the “Rules”: Read the rest of this entry »

State Council General Office Notice concerning Establishing a Leading Group for National Informatization Work

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GBF No. (1999)103

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Governments, all State Council ministries and commissions, all directly subordinate organs.

In order to strengthen leadership over nationwide informatization work, the State Council has decided to establish a Leading Group for National Informatization Work Hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows:

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Announcement concerning Strengthening Management over the Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes to the Public through Information Networks

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Following the rapid development of information networks and the increasing spread of online dissemination activities of radio, film and television-type programmes, there are some work units and individuals within the borders who, using all sorts of information networks including the international Internet, have successively set up radio, film and television-type programme dissemination services. On the basis of relevant State regulations, the following is notified.

I, The dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes through all sorts of information networks including the international Internet within the borders must be reported to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television for approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules

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Ministry of Public Security Decree No. 33

Promulgated by the Ministry of Public Security on 30 December 1997

The “Computer Information Network International Interconnection Security Protection Management Rules” were approved by the State Council on 11 December 1997, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 30 December 1997 Read the rest of this entry »

Provisional Computer Information Network International Interconnection Management Regulations of the People’s Republic of China

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Promulgated on 1 February 1996 as Decree No. 195 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, amended on 20 May 1997 on the basis of the “State Council Decision to Revise the ‘Provisional Computer Information Network International Interconnection Management Regulations of the People’s Republic of China'” Read the rest of this entry »