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 »
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 »
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:
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.
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 »
Notice concerning Issues Relating to the Work of Deeply Launching a Special Campaign to Bring Electronic Gaming under Control
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 »
President of the People’s Republic of China
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 »
(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 »
Provisional Information Network Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Supervision Management Rules
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”
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
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:
Announcement concerning Strengthening Management over the Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes to the Public through Information Networks
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 »
State Council General Office Notice concerning Establishing the State Council Leading Group for Informatization Work
GBF No. (1996)15
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 the State Council Leading Group for Informatization Work (hereafter simply named Leading Group). Hereby, the relevant measures are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Provisional Management Regulations for the International Connection of Computer Information Networks of the People’s Republic of China
State Council of the People’s Republic of China Decree
The “Provisional Management Regulations for the International Connection of Computer Information Networks of the People’s Republic of China” were passed at the 42th Regular Meeting of the State Council on 23 January 1996, and are hereby promulgated and implemented.
Premier: Li Peng
1 February 1996
Provisional Management Regulations for the International Connection of Computer Information Networks of the People’s Republic of China
Article 1: In order to strengthen management over the international connection of computer information networks, and ensure the healthy development of international computer information exchange, these Regulations are formulated.
Article 2: The international connection of computer information networks within the borders of the People’s Republic of China shall be handled according to these Regulations.
Article 3: The meaning of the following terms in these Regulations is:
(1) Computer information network international connection (hereafter simply named international connection) refers to linkage of computer information networks inside the borders of the People’s Republic of China with foreign computer information networks in order to realize international information exchange.
(2) Connected network, refers to computer information networks directly conducting international connection; connecting work units refers to work units responsible for the operation of connected networks.
(3) Accessing network, refers to computer information networks conducting international connection through accessing connected networks; accessing work units refers to work units responsible for the operation of accessing networks.
Article 4: The State implements the principles of comprehensive plans, uniform standards, tiered management and stimulating development for connected networks.
Article 5: The State Council Economic Informatization Leading Group (hereafter simply named Leading Group) is responsible for coordinating and resolving major issues related to international connection work.
The Leading Group Office will formulate concrete management rules according to these Regulations, to clarify the rights, duties and responsibilities of work units providing international entry and exit channels, connecting work units, accessing work units and users, and are responsible for the inspection and supervision of international connection work.
Article 6: Computer information networks directly conducting international access must use international entry and exit channels provided by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications’ public telecommunications networks.
No work nut or individual may establish their own or use other information channels for international connection.
Article 7: Already connected networks will, on the basis of relevant State Council regulations, after restructuring, respectively be managed by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the Ministry of Electronic Industry, the State Committee for Education, and the Chinese Academy of Science.
Newly built connected networks must be reported to the State Council for examination and approval.
Article 8: Accessing networks must conduct international connection through connected networks.
Work units planning to establish an accessing network shall report to the competent department of the connecting work unit or the competent work unit for examination and approval; when conducting examination and approval formalities, they shall provide information such as the nature of the computer network, scope of application, address of the necessary host, etc.
Article 9: Accessing work units must meet the following conditions:
(1) Being a lawfully established enterprise legal person or undertaking legal person;
(2) Having corresponding computer information networks, equipment as well as corresponding technical personnel and management personnel;
(3) Having complete security and secrecy protection management rules and technical protection measures;
(4) Meeting other conditions in laws and State Council regulations.
Article 10: Where individuals, legal persons and other organizations (hereafter jointly named users) using computers or computer information networks need to conduct international connection, they must conduct international connection through accessing networks.
Where computers or computer information networks as provided in the previous Paragraph need to access accessing networks, they shall obtain agreement from the accessing work unit, and conduct registration formalities.
Article 11: Work units providing international entry and exit channels, connecting work units and accessing work units shall establish corresponding network management centres, strengthen management over their work units and their users according to laws and relevant State regulations, perform network information security management work well, and ensure users are provided with good and secure services.
Article 12: Connecting work units and accessing work units shall be responsible for technical training and management education work concerning international connection of their work unit and their users.
Article 13: Work units and individuals engaging in international connection business shall observe relevant State laws and administrative regulations, strictly execute security and secrecy protection rules, and may not use international connection to engage in unlawful and criminal activities harming national security and divulging State secrets, etc., they may not produce, consult, reproduce or disseminate information impeding social public order, obscene or sexual and other such information.
Article 14: Those violating the provisions of Article 6, Article 8 and Article 10, will be issued with a warning, reported for criticism, or ordered to cease connection by public security bodies or public security bodies on the basis of advice from work units providing international entry and exit channel, connecting work units or accessing work units, a fine of 15.000 Yuan or less may additionally be imposed.
Article 15: Those who, in violation of these Regulations, simultaneously offend other relevant laws and administrative regulations, they will be punished according to the provisions of the relevant laws and administrative regulations; where it constitutes a crime, criminal liability will be prosecuted according to the law.
Article 16: Computer information network connection with the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will be executed with reference to these Regulations.
Article 17: These Regulations take effect on the date of promulgation.
18 February 1994
(People’s Republic of State Council Decree No. 147)
Chapter I: General Provisions
Article 1: In order to protect computer information system security, stimulate the application and development of computers, guarantee the smooth implementation of Socialist modernization, these Regulations are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »