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Online Publishing Service Management Rules

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Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: In order to standardize the online publishing services order, stimulate the healthy and orderly development of the online publishing services sector, on the basis of the “Publishing Management Regulations”, the “Internet Information Service Management Regulations” and relevant laws and regulations, these Rules are promulgated.

Article 2: These Rules apply to online publishing services provided within the borders of the People’s Republic of China

Online publishing services as mentioned in these rules refers to the provision of online publications to the public through information networks. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Further Strengthening Management of Radio and Television Presenters and the Use of Guest Stars

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This translation is based on a Xinhua announcement via QQ News. I am not sure this is the complete text of the Notice, given its brevity and lack of detail, but no more complete version has so far been published.

XGDF No. [2015]129

I, Strictly implement on-the-job management regulations for presenters.

News, commentary and interview programmes may not have or covertly have assisting presenter positions, radio and television programmes must have a clear division of work between presenters and guest stars, presenters shall be responsible for anchoring, guiding and controlling the programme, it is prohibited to have “guest star presenters”, and guest stars cannot exercise the duties of presenters.

II, Strengthen information management of presenters’ professional conduct.

III, Earnestly implement pre-broadcast censorship and rebroadcast re-censorship structures.

IV, Strengthen education and training for presenters and guest stars.

V, Make clear who bears chief responsibilities, and ensure they are satisfactorily carries out.

VI, Ensure that presenter qualifications are inspected and management structures are constructed for presenters and guest stars.

This Notice takes effect on 1 July 2015. The Notice requires that all radio and television work units “grasp the research and formulation of management rules for presenters and the use of guest stars in that work unit, professional conduct information management rules, pre-broadcast censorship regulations and education and training plans.

国家新闻出版广电总局关于进一步加强广播电视主持人和嘉宾使用管理的通知

新广电发[2015]129号

一、严格执行主持人上岗管理规定。

新闻、评论和访谈类节目不得设置或变相设置辅助性主持岗位,广播电视节目要明确主持人和嘉宾的分工,主持人应承担节目的串联、引导、把控等功能,不得设置“嘉宾主持”,嘉宾不能行使主持人职能。

二、加强主持人职务行为信息管理。

三、认真落实播前审查和重播重审制度。

四、加强主持人和嘉宾教育培训。

五、明确责任主体,确保落实到位。

六、做好主持人资质清查和主持人、嘉宾管理制度建设工作。

本通知自2015年7月1日起正式执行。通知要求各广播电视单位“抓紧研究制定本单位主持人和嘉宾使用管理办法,职务行为信息管理办法,播前审查细则和教育培训方案。”

Management Rules for the Dissemination of Audiovisual Programmes through the Internet and Other Information Networks

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(Opinion-solicitation draft)

Chapter I: General Principles

Article 1: In order to standardize the audiovisual programme dissemination order through the Internet and other information networks, stimulate the healthy and orderly development of audiovisual programme dissemination services through the Internet and other such information networks, safeguard the national interest and the public interest, and protect the lawful rights and interests of the public and bodies involved, these Rules are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Guiding Opinions concerning Promoting the Healthy Development of Online Literature

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Notice concerning Printing and Issuance of the “Guiding Opinions concerning Promoting the Healthy Development of Online Literature”

All provincial, autonomous and municipal press, publications, radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau, all Centre and State organs’ ministries and commissions, all democratic parties, all people’s organizations’ press, publications, radio and television controlling departments, the China Publishing Group Co., relevant Internet publishing bodies:

In order to implement the deployments of the 18th Party Congress and the 3rd and 4th Plenums of the 18th Party congress, earnestly implement the spirit of the important speech that General Secretary Xi Jinping grave at the Literature and Art Work Conference, and promote the healthy and orderly development of online literature, the “Guiding Opinions concerning Promoting the Healthy Development of Online Literature” are hereby issued to you, please implement them earnestly. All localities and all relevant departments must fully understand the important significance of stimulating the healthy development of online literature, strengthen organizational leadership, adopt forceful measures, firmly move work forward in all areas, incessantly guide online literature to practice the Socialist core value system, carry forward the true, the good and the beautiful, and disseminate positive energy.

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Notice concerning the Standardized Use of the National Common Spoken and Written Language in Radio and Television Programmes and Advertising”

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In recent years, all levels’ radio and television organs earnestly cleaned up and rectified the phenomenon of non-standard language being used on radio and television, according to the requirements of the “Notice concerning Standardizing Language Used in Radio and Television Programmes and Spreading Putonghua”, and they have obtained clear results, phenomena such as the sedulous imitation of pronunciation with local characteristics, the indiscriminate use of foreign words and online jargon, etc., has been contained. But recently, we have heard reactions from audiences claiming that some radio and television programmes and advertising still contain problems of non-standard language and writing, such as wilful distortions and the messy use of proverbs, “the acme of perfection” was turned into “Shanxi is good and beautiful” [a play on words in which the homophone characters 尽 – the utmost – and 晋 – the abbreviation for Shanxi – are interchanged], or where “haste brooks no delay” was turned into “coughing brooks no delay” [a play on words in which the homophone characters 刻 – the moment – and 咳 – coughing – are interchanged], and so on. These ways do not conform to the basic demands of the “National Common Spoken and Written Language Law”, the “Radio and Television Management Regulations” and other such laws and regulations, they violate the spirit of inheriting and carrying forward the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation, they mislead the social public and especially the youth, and they must be firmly corrected. Hereby, the relevant work is notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Approving and Issuing Journalist Credentials in News Websites

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XGCF No. (2014)122

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press, publications, radio, film and television bureaus and Internet information offices, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau and Internet information office, the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau and Internet Information Office, all Central and State bodies’ ministries and commissions, all democratic parties, all controlling work units of people’s organization’s news bodies and central news websites:

In order to strengthen the construction of editorial and journalistic teams in news websites and raise the overall quality of teams, on the basis of the relevant requirements of the Centre, and according to the relevant provisions of the “State Council Notice concerning Authorizing the Cyberspace Administration of China to Be Responsible for Internet Information Content Management Work”, the Internet Information Service Management Rules”, the “Internet News Information Service Management Regulations” and the “Journalist Credential Management Rules”, it has been decided that journalist credentials will be approved and issued to news websites who have obtained a Category I Internet News Information Service Permit and conform to conditions, according to the principles of “careful implementation, phased approval, security and order, manageability and controllability”. Hereby, the relevant matters are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Strengthening Management of the Production and Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television Programmes, Television Dramas and Online Audiovisual Products

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(XGDB No. (2014) 100)

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press, publications, radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television Bureau, all departments and bureaus of the Administration’s bodies, the three central stations, the China Film Group Co., the China Film Co. Ltd., film channels, the China Education Television Channel:

For a while, a few screenwriters, directors, actors and other radio, film and television employees have been investigated and prosecuted by public security bodies because they used drugs, solicited prostitutes and engaged in other unlawful acts, their acts violated laws and regulations, corrupted the social atmosphere, and especially as social public personalities, they harmed the image of the sector, created a very harmful influence on society, and damaged the healthy growth of the broad minors. Radio, film and television works are important carriers for the dissemination of advanced Socialist culture and carrying forward the Socialist core value system. The Administration has always advocated that radio, film and television employees must abide by discipline and observe the law, consciously practice Socialist morality, resist vulgar, base and philistine tendencies; it has always advocated that the broad radio, film and television literature and art workers must pursue excellence in virtue and artistry, and disseminate positive energy to society through excellent products and a fine image. In order to further clean up the airwaves, television screens, silver screens and the online environment, and create a good employment atmosphere, the following requirements are hereby reiterated: Read the rest of this entry »

SAPPRFT Reiterates Provisions concerning the Management of Online Foreign Television Dramas

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A few days ago, SAPPRFT issued a Notice reiterating provisions concerning the management of online foreign television dramas, which demanded that for foreign television dramas used for dissemination on the Internet and other such information networks, a “Public Film Screening Permit” and a “Television Drama Distribution Permit” must be obtained according to the law. Foreign television dramas for which no “Public Film Screening Permit” or “Television Drama Distribution Permit” has been obtained, may not be disseminated online without exception.

The “Notice” points out that, in order to make online culture develop and flourish, at the same time as inheriting and carrying forward China’s excellent cultural traditions, [we must] vigorously absorb the world’s advanced cultural achievements, and encourage Internet audiovisual programme service websites meeting conditions to import and distribute appropriate amounts of foreign television dramas with healthy content, good production levels, which carry forward the true, the good and the beautiful, and satisfy the popular masses’ daily increasing spiritual cultural needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Further Implementing Regulations on the Management of Online Foreign Film and Television Dramas

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press, publications, radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio, Film and Television Bureau

On the basis of the “Radio and Television Management Regulations” (State Council Decree No. 228), the “Internet Audiovisual Programme Service Management Regulations” (SARFT, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Decree No. 56), the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television “Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Internet Dissemination of Film and Television Dramas” (GF No. (2007)122) and other such regulations and provisions, foreign film and television dramas used for dissemination on the Internet and other such information networks shall obtain a “Public Film Screening Permit” or a “Television Drama Distribution Permit” according to the law. In order to develop online culture and let it flourish, and vigorously absorb the excellent cultural achievements of the world at the same time as inheriting and carrying forward China’s excellent cultural traditions, the following provisions on further implementing management over dissemination of foreign film and television dramas on information networks (hereafter simply named online foreign film and television dramas) are hereby notified: Read the rest of this entry »

Rules on the Management of Information from Professional Activities of News Employees

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Notice concerning issuance of the “Rules on the Management of Information from Professional Activities of News Employees”

All provincial (regional, municipal” press and publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps press and publications bureaus, all Centre and State organs’ ministries and commissions, all democratic parties, all people’s organizations’ newspaper and periodical controlling departments, major central news work units:

In recent years, the phenomenon that news employees abuse information gained during their professional activities has appeared now and then. In some cases, information involving secrets has been wilfully disseminated and spread in violation of secrecy protection laws and regulations, in some cases, information obtained during professional activities has been published on online platforms without authorization, in some cases, unpublished reports of a news work unit have been handed over to other domestic and foreign media for publication, in some cases, news work unit resources have been used to seek improper gain, this disturbs the regular news dissemination order, and harms the interest of the Party and the State. In order to realistically strengthen management over information from professional activities of news employees, on the basis of the “State Secret Protection Law” and other such relevant laws and regulations, SAPPRFT has formulated the “Rules on the Management of Information from professional Activities of News Employees”, these are hereby issued, please implement them earnestly. Read the rest of this entry »

Supplementary Notice concerning Further Perfecting the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Audiovisual Programmes

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This is a translation of the press release on this notice published on the SAPPRFT website. In good SAPPRFT tradition, the original document has not been made public. 

EDIT: The original document was made public in March 2014.

Recently, in response to the problems of topic selection, programme content, production quality and other aspects of a number of online dramas, microfilms and other such online television programmes, the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television has issued the “Supplementary Notice concerning Further Perfecting the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Audiovisual Programmes”, which aims to further perfect management, create a civilized and healthy online environment, and prevent online audiovisual programmes with vulgar content and a low style, which play up violence and sex to have a harmful influence on society. Read the rest of this entry »

Supplementary Notice concerning Further Perfecting the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Videos

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Note: this document was only made public in March 2014.

XGDF No. (2014)2

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus:

Since the issuance of the “Notice concerning Further Strengthening the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Videos) (GF No. (2012)53), the implementation situation in all localities generally is good, which has had a stimulating effect on standardizing online dramas, microfilms and other such online videos. However, there are also some localities that report that some Internet audiovisual programme service work units examine and broadcast online dramas, microfilms and other such online videos themselves, there are different examination standards and measures, leading to different versions emerging of the same programme; a few programme producers do not hold production qualification for radio and television programmes, and for some programmes that require editing, it is difficult to contact the producer and have them re-edit it; there are also some programmes that have not been filed timely according to requirements. In order to further perfect management, create a civilized and healthy online environment, and prevent online audiovisual programmes with vulgar content, base styles and which play up violence and sex from having a harmful influence on society, the following Supplementary Notice concerning relevant questions is hereby issued: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Strengthening Management over Printing, Reproduction and Distribution

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XCZF No. (2013) 8

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau, the Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing municipal comprehensive cultural market law enforcement teams:

In order to implement the spirit of the National Propaganda and Ideology Work Conference, to create a good atmosphere for the convention of the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, and realistically strengthen management over printing, reproduction and distribution, hereby, the relevant requirements are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

GAPPRFT Spokesperson States that Control is Implemented Over Singing-Type Competition Programmes to Provide Rich and Varied Television Programmes to Audiences

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A spokesperson of the General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television has stated that, since this year, the quantity of singing-type comptition programmes nationwide has clearly increase, on the basis of opinions of the broad audiences, in order to avoid the duplication of identical television programme forms, in order to provide even better viewing choices ofr audiences and satisfy the popular masses’ diversified television culture needs, GAPPRFT will implement quantity ocntrol and broadcast dispersion control measures of this kind of television programmes. Read the rest of this entry »

Cai Fuchao Chairs Administration Training Class for the Party’s Mass Line Education and Practice Movement and Gives Speech

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From 8 until 10 July, Administration organized the first training class on the Party mass line education and practice movement, this is an important strategic deployment made by the 18th Party Congress and a major policy decision to strengthen the Party’s self-construction by the Party Centre with Comrade Xi Jinping as General Secretary. On 4 July, Administration convened a mobilization meeting, and deployed the launch of all educational activity work according to the requirements of the Centre and the opinions of the Central Leading Group. Organizing training for departmental, bureau and higher-level leading cadres is an important component part of the “learn, educate and listen to opinions” segment of the Administration education and practice movement. It is hoped that the comrades who participated in the training fully used a number of days’ time to study earnestly, strive for new ideological harvests, and gain new heights in understanding.

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Notice concerning the Investigation and Prosecution Situation of False and Inaccurate News on Chinanews.com and Other Media

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XCTZ No. (2013)121

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publication bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Press and Publications Bureau, the Liberation Army General Political Department Propaganda Department Press and Publications Bureau, all Central and State Ministries and Commissions, the controlling work units of newspapers and periodicals in all democratic parties and all people’s organizations, the main Central news work units

In recent years, “marching to the grass roots, transforming work styles and improving writing styles” activities have been deeply launched on the news front, news work units have incessantly standardized newsgathering activities and obtained good effects, but there still are a small number of media and journalists who do not deeply verify news clues and network information, and publish false or inaccurate reports, creating a harmful social influence. Hereby, the investigation and prosecution situation of some false and inaccurate media reporting that attracted broad attention in society, is notified: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning Strengthening the Management of Newsgathering and Editing Personnel’s Online Activities

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In order to fully give rein to the positive function of the network and promote the shaping of a heathy news order, the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television has recently issued the “Notice concerning Strengthening the Management of Newsgathering and Editing Personnel’s Online Activities”, requiring a strengthening of management over newsgathering and editing personnel using network information, setting up individual microblogs and other network activities. Read the rest of this entry »