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Regulations for Internet Security Supervision and Inspection by Public Security Bodies

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(Opinion-seeking Draft)

Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: In order to strengthen and standardize Internet security supervision and inspection work by public security bodies, prevent online law-breaking and crime, safeguard cybersecurity, protect the lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations, on the basis of the “People’s Police Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China” and other such relevant laws and administrative regulations, these Regulations are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Announcement concerning Launching a Special Campaign to Attack Online Obscenity and Sexual Information

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At present, online obscenity and sexual information has not been stopped despite repeated bans, and has not been eliminated despite repeated bans, this gravely harms the physical and mental health of minors and gravely harms the social atmosphere, all walks of society deeply abhor this, and the popular masses’ calls demanding strict punishment have grown strong. In order to strictly attack the use of the Internet to produce and disseminate obscenity and sexual information, the National “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” Work Group Office, the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Public Security have decided to launch a “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality – Clean Web 2014” campaign for a united attack on online obscenity and sexual information on a nationwide level. Hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Punishing Criminal Activities Infringing Citizens’ Personal Data

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GTZ No. [2013]12

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal People’s Courts, People’s Procuratorate, public security offices and bureaus, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Higher People’s Court Production-Construction Corps Branch Court, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps People’s Procuratorate and Public Security Bureau:

In recent years, following the rapid development of our country’s economy and the broad spread of information networks, unlawful and criminal infringement of citizens’ personal data has become more prominent every day, there is a flood of illegal trading of citizens’ personal data on the Internet, and as a result, the spread of telecommunications swindles, network swindles, extortion and blackmail, kidnapping and illegal loan repayment demands and other such crimes had become ceaseless despite repeated attacks, social harm is great, and the masses react strongly. In order to effectively restrain and punish criminal infringement of citizens’ personal data, realistically guarantee the security of the broad popular masses’ personal data and their lawful rights and interests, stimulate coordinated social development, and safeguard social harmony and stability, the relevant matters are hereby notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Punishing Criminal Activities of Infringement of Citizens’ Personal Information According to the Law.

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GTZ No. [2013]12

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal higher people’s courts and people’s procuratorates, public security offices and bureaus, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Higher People’s Court Production-Construction Corps Branch Court, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps people’s procuratorate, public security bureau:

In recent years, following the rapid development of our country’s economy and the broad popularization of information networks, unlawful and criminal infringement of citizens’ personal information has become more prominent every day, there is a flood of illegal sales of citizens’ personal information on the Internet, and the telecommunications fraud, online fraud, extortion and blackmail, kidnapping, illegal demand of loan repayment and other such crimes resulting from this cannot be stopped despite repeated attacks, the social harm is grave, and the masses react strongly against this. In order to effectively curb and punish criminal infringement of citizens’ personal information, realistically guarantee the security of the broad popular masses’ personal information and their lawful rights and interests, stimulate coordinated social development, and safeguard social harmony and stability, hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions Concerning Some Questions of Applicable Law in Criminal Intellectual Property Law Infringement Cases

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In order to resolve new circumstances and new problems that have been met by public security organs, people’s procuratorates and people’s courts in handling criminal intellectual property rights infringement cases in recent years, punish criminal intellectual property rights infringement activities according to the law, protect socialist market economy order, according to the provisions of the Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and relevant judicial interpretations, integrating investigation, litigation and trial practice, these Opinions are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Strictly Handling Insult and Defamation Cases According to the Law.

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3 April 2009

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

Since many years, all levels’ public security organs have, according to the relevant provisions of the “Criminal Law” and the “Public Order Management Punishment Law”, inspected and prosecuted a batch of insult and defamation cases, and have contributed to the protection of the personal dignity and reputation of citizens, and safeguarding social public order. But, a small number of local public security organs have, in the process of handling insult and defamation cases, not been able to handle cases strictly and correctly according to the law, which led to the broad attention of news media and all walks of society, engendered a harmful social influence, and damaged the image and law enforcement credibility of public security organs. In order to handle insult and defamation cases strictly according to the law, standardize law enforcement activities, raise case-handling quality, and protect the lawful rights and interests of citizens, hereby, the following relevant issues are notified: Read the rest of this entry »

Opinions concerning Strengthening the Supervision of Internet Mapping and Geographical Information Service Websites

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GCTZ No. [2008]1

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

Following the progress of satellite positioning technology, remote sensing technology, geographical information system technology and network technology, and development speed of mapping and geographical information services based on the Internet have, at the same time as providing conveniences to people’s work and lives, presented many problems that should not be overlooked. A number of work units and individuals have, in violation of the provision of relevant State laws and regulations, provided unauthorized Internet mapping and geographical information services without qualifications or approval, have published erroneous national maps, and indicated some geographical coordinate information that is sensitive, should not have been published or even involves State secrets. The emergence of these problems has gravely harmed the national interest and threatened national security. In order to strengthen supervision and management of Internet mapping and geographical information service websites, and with the agreement of the State Council, hereby, the following opinions are put forward: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Strengthening Governance over Peddlers and Street Stalls Selling Pirated and Illegal Products and Unlicensed Operations and Activities

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work leading small group offices, public security offices (bureaus), construction offices (committees), cultural offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, industry and commerce bureau, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Public Security Bureaus: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Launching a Concentrated Campaign Attacking Pirated Audiovisual and Computer Software Products

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” leading small group offices, Party Committee Propaganda Departments, Politico-legal committees, culture offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, copyright bureaus, industry and commerce bureaus, industry and commerce bureaus, public security offices (bureaus), construction offices (commissions), supervision offices (bureaus): Read the rest of this entry »

Announcement concerning Launching the Anti-Piracy Hundred Days Campaign

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography and Striking Illegality” work leading small groups, culture offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, copyright bureaus, industry and commerce bureaus, public security offices(bureaus), construction offices (committees), supervision offices (bureaus):

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Public Security Bureau, National Copyright Administration Temporary Regulations Concerning Strengthening Cooperation and Coordination in the Attack Work on Unlawful and Criminal Copyright Infringement

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Promulgated on 26 March 2006

Article 1: In order to strengthen the coordination and cooperation of Public Security organs and the copyright administrative management entities (hereafter named “both parties”), to severely attack unlawful and criminal acts of copyright infringement, to protect the copyright and related rights of the authors of literary, artistic and scientific works, and to stimulate the development and prospering of cultural and scientific enterprises, these Regulations are formulated in accordance with the “Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China”, the “Regulations on Transfer of Suspected Criminal Cases by Administrative Enforcement Entities” and related laws and regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Coordinated Work Plan for Internet Site Management

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Notice concerning Printing and Issuing the “Coordinated Work Plan for Internet Site Management”

17 February 2006

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal Party Committee Propaganda Departments, telecommunications management bureaus, information offices, education offices (education commissions), cultural offices (bureaus), public security offices (bureaus), national security offices (bureaus), radio, film and television bureaus, press and publications bureaus, secrecy preservation bureaus, administrative industry and commerce management bureaus, food and drug supervision and management bureaus (drug supervision and management bureaus):

On the basis of the uniform deployment of the Centre, relevant departments launched joint and concentrated clean-up and rectification work of Internet sites between November 2004 and June 2005. In this concentrated campaign, all departments resolutely grasped implementation according to the “Plan for the Centralized Launch of Internet Site Clean-Up and Rectification Work”, acted vigorously, cooperated closely, accumulated certain experiences in coordinated work, and laid a firm basis for further doing daily supervision and management work of the Internet well. Read the rest of this entry »

Regulations on Internet Security Protection Technology Measures

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Ministry of Public Security Decree

No. 82

The “Regulations on Internet Security Protection Technology Measures” have been passed on the Ministerial Business Meeting of the Ministry of Public Security on 23 November 2005, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 1 March 2006.

13 December 2005

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Notice Concerning Further Deepening Internet Cafe Management Work

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Ministry of Culture

State Administration of Industry and Commerce

Ministry of Public Security

Ministry of Information Industry

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Finance

State Council

Legal System Office

Central Civilization Office

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rules on Rewarding Meritorious Persons Reporting “Pornography Production”, “Pornography Peddling”, Infringement, Piracy and Other Illegal Publishing Activities

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National “Sweeping Pornography” Work Group, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Security, Administration of Press and Publications, National Copyright Administration

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal “Sweeping Pornography” work groups, finance offices (bureaus), public security offices (bureaus), press and publications bureaus, and copyright bureaus:

In order to severely attack all kinds of illegal publishing activities, standardize the reporting award system for the publications market nationwide, and guarantee the healthy and orderly development of the publications market, the National “Sweeping Pornography” Work Group, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Security, Administration of Press and Publications, and National Copyright Administration        have jointly formulated the “Rules on Rewarding Meritorious Persons Reporting ‘Pornography Production’, ‘Pornography Peddling”, Infringement, Piracy and Other Illegal Publishing Activities”, these are hereby sent to you, please earnestly implement them. 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 »