Screening Management

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 »

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 »

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 »

Guest post: a background to the recent SARFT regulations

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On 9 February, SARFT released new regulations concerning imported TV dramas. This is the latest in a range of new regulatory documents imposing stronger control over the television sector. I had a very interesting e-mail exchange about this with Dr. Han Xiaoning, a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School of Communication at U. Penn, lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China, who kindly allowed me to edit it into a guest post.

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Notice Concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Foreign Television Drama Import and Broadcast Management

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On 9 February, SARFT issued the “SARFT Notice Concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Foreign Television Drama Import and Broadcast Management” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio and Television Bureau, the Central Television Station, China Film Group Co., and China International Television Company, the Notice says that, after the promulgation and implementation of the “Foreign Television Programme Import and Broadcast Management Rules” (SARFT Decree No. 42), the “Notice Concerning Strengthening Imported Drama Planning Work” (GFWZ No.(2002)948) and the “SARFT Notice Concerning Prohibiting Broadcasting Foreign Television Dramas as Columns in Violation of Regulations” (GF No. (2009)82), all levels’ radio and television organs have earnestly imported and broadcast foreign television dramas according to relevant SARFT regulations, which has given rein to a vigorous function in enriching the popular masses’ spiritual cultural life, enhancing understanding of the excellent cultures of all nations of the world. In order to further strengthen and improve foreign television drama import and broadcast management work, the relevant requirements are notified as follows: 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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Supplementary Provisions to the ‘Radio and Television Advertising Broadcast Management Rules’

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree

No. 66

 

The “Supplementary Provisions to the ‘Radio and Television Advertising Broadcast Management Rules'” was passed at the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television administration meeting of 21 November 2011, is hereby promulgated, and takes effect on 1 January 2012.

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Xinhua interviews SARFT spokesperson on the new satellite television rules.

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This is a translation of an interview published on 26 October on the Xinhua website

Interviewing the authorities

 

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Opinions Concerning Further Strengthening Comprehensive Satellite Television Channel Programme Management

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Note: this document has not been made public. The following is a translation of a People’s Daily summary.

Update (5 January 2011): I have obtained a copy of the document, which is translated here.

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Opinion Concerning Further Strengthening Comprehensive Satellite Television Channel Programme Management

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SARFT No. (2011)83

 

In recent years, comprehensive satellite television channels have incessantly innovated programme content, vigorously expanded programme forms, had have obtained heartening progress in aspects such as propagating the reform and development achievements of all localities, expanding broadcast coverage, strengthening audience viewing choice, etc. But in recent times, a part of comprehensive satellite television channels have displayed tendencies of excessive entertainmentization and vulgarization, damaging the image and credibility of radio and television media, the opinion of audiences is relatively large, and they react strongly. In order to further stimulate the healthy flourishing and development of radio and television, promote programme innovation and optimization, encourage high-level programme forms, raise the production level of radio and television programmes, even more effectively satisfy the broad popular masses, diverse, multi-level and high-level spiritual cultural requirements, hereby, the following opinion on further strengthening comprehensive satellite television channel programme management is put forward: Read the rest of this entry »

Notice Concerning Further Strengthening Radio and Television Advertising Broadcast Management

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On 11 October 2011, SARFT issued the “Notice Concerning Further Strengthening Radio and Television Advertising Broadcast Management” to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio and Television Bureau, the three central stations, China Educational Television, and the Film Channel Programme Centre, the Notice says that after more than a year since the “Radio and Television Advertising Broadcast Management Rules” (SARFT Decree No. 61), the implementation situation generally is desirable, all walks of society universally approve it. But recently, a number of problems violating regulations have reappeared, mainly manifesting as: first, inserting advertising in film or television drama titles or credits; second, inserting advertising in excessive duration; third, a number of transmission and relay organs insert moving caption advertising when transmitting programmes; fourth, a number of advertising overstates its propaganda, fifth, a number of current-affairs and news-type programmes have commercial headings, etc. In order to determinedly correct these problems and realistically standardize radio and television order, hereby, the following is notified to further strengthen radio and television advertising broadcast and management work: 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 »

Management Regulations Concerning Further Standardizing Mass-Participation Selection-Type Radio and Television Activities and Programmes

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio film and television bureaus (offices), the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio and Television Bureau, the Three Central Stations:

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Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television

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Notice on Issuing the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”

In order to implement the spirit of the 16th Party Congress and the CCP Central Committee and State Council “Some Opinions concerning Further Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction”, integrate the reality of radio, film and television work, and completely raise the ideological and moral quality of minors, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has formulated the “Implementation Plan for Strengthening and Improving Minors’ Ideological and Moral Construction on Radio, Film and Television”. Read the rest of this entry »

Implementation Plan concerning the People’s Radio Station and Central Television Station Launching Democratic Climate Discussion Activities

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Notice concerning Printing and Issuing the “SARFT and State Council Office for Rectification Implementation Plan concerning the People’s Radio Station and Central Television Station Launching Democratic Climate Discussion Activities”

On 22 June 2005, SARFT issued the “SARFT and State Council Office for Rectification Implementation Plan concerning the People’s Radio Station and Central Television Station Launching Democratic Climate Discussion Activities” to the Central People’s Radio Station, the Central Television station, all provincial, autonomous region, municipal and plan-listed city radio film and television bureaus (offices), rectification offices, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps radio and television office and the rectification office, all relevant work units are requested to integrate it with reality and earnestly implement this. Read the rest of this entry »

Foreign Television Programme Import and Broadcast Management Regulations

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree

No. 42

The “Foreign Television Programme Import and Broadcast Management Regulations” were passed on 15 June 2004 at the departmental meeting, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 21 October 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Radio Station and Television Station Examination, Approval and Management Rules

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree (No. 37)

The “Radio and Television Station Examination, Approval and Management Rules” were passed at the Administration meeting of 15 June 2004, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 20 September 2004
Director: Xu Guangchun
18 August 2004

Article 1, In order to standardize radio and television station management and guarantee the healthy development of the radio and television undertaking and industry, on the basis of the “Radio and Television Management Regulations”, these Rules are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »

Notice concerning that Mass-Participation Live Radio and Television Programmes Must Be Broadcast with Delay

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All provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus (offices), the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps Radio and Television Bureau, the three central stations:

In order to guarantee the public opinion orientation and broadcast security of radio and television, and further strengthen management over mass-participation live radio and television programmes, hereby, the  relevant issues are notified as follows: Read the rest of this entry »