Administrative Measures For The Release Of News And Information In China By Foreign News Agencies

Original Language Title: 外国通讯社在中国境内发布新闻信息管理办法

Read the untranslated law here: http://www.chinalaw.gov.cn/article/fgkd/xfg/gwybmgz/200706/20070600052054.shtml

(September 10, 2006 Xinhua News Agency published) first in order to regulate the release of news in China by foreign news agencies information and users subscribe to news by foreign news agencies in China, promote the healthy and orderly dissemination of news information, in accordance with national laws, administrative regulations and the relevant provisions of the State Council, these measures are formulated.
    Released in China by foreign news agencies in article text, pictures, charts, and other news and information, these procedures apply.
    Foreign news agencies in these measures of foreign news and information providers including news agency in nature.
    Xinhua News Agency article on the release of news and information in China by foreign news agencies unified management. Article fourth according to the State Department to set administrative administrative examination and approval items really necessary to be retained licensing decision, the release of news and information in China by foreign news agencies shall be subject to approval of the Xinhua News Agency, and agencies designated by the Xinhua News Agency (hereinafter referred to as designated agency) agents.
    Direct development of news and information in China by foreign news agencies shall not users.
    Except in designated establishments, no unit or individual shall, acting news and information of a foreign news agency.
    Fifth article foreign news agency application in China territory released news information, should has following conditions: (a) in where national (area) has corresponding of legal qualification; (ii) in news information released business field has good reputation; (three) has determine of business range; (four) has with carried out business phase adapted of technology spread means; (five) China legal, and administrative regulations provides of other conditions.
    Sixth article foreign news agency in China territory released news information, should to Xinhua News Agency submitted written application, and provides following material: (a) where national (area) competent authorities issued of corresponding of legal qualification proved; (ii) where national (area) about institutions issued of good reputation records proved; (three) by released news information of breakdown, and description and samples; (four) spread means description; (five) Xinhua News Agency provides of other material.
    Seventh article specified institutions agent foreign news agency in China territory released news information, should has following conditions, and to Xinhua News Agency submitted written application: (a) has legal qualification; (ii) in news information agent released business field has good reputation; (three) has carried out with agent business phase adapted of service network and technology spread means; (four) China legal, and administrative regulations and sector regulations provides of other conditions. Eighth article of Xinhua News Agency shall receive foreign news agency and designated agency within 20th date of submission of application materials to approve or disapprove the decision.
    Approval, approval documents does not approve, inform the applicant in writing and state the reasons.
    Nineth foreign news agency with reference to the approved document the scope of business approved the release of news and information in China should sign an agency agreement with specified agencies, and since the agreement was signed within 15th of Xinhua News Agency for the record.
    Article tenth change of scope of business, media and other items by foreign news agencies, should be issued by the Xinhua News Agency prior to reapply for approval document.
    11th article foreign news agency in China territory released of news information shall not contains following content: (a) violation People's Republic of China Constitution determine of principles of; (ii) damage China National unified, and sovereignty and territory full of; (three) against China National Security and national honors, and interests of; (four) violation China of religious policy, promote cult, and superstition of; (five) incitement national hatred, and national discrimination, damage national unity, against national customs, hurt national feelings of;
    (F) the dissemination of false information, disrupt China's economy, social order and undermine China's social stability; (VII) promote pornography, violence, or abet crimes; (VIII) insult, slander others, infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests; (IX) against social ethics or the fine cultural tradition of the Chinese nation, and (10) other contents prohibited by laws and administrative regulations of China.
    12th the Xinhua News Agency to release news and information in China by foreign news agencies have the right to choose, and found to contain content listed in this way 11th section, should be deleted.
    13th domestic users to subscribe to news and information by foreign news agencies, should subscription agreement with the designated agencies, shall not in any way direct bookings, compiled, and published with news and information of a foreign news agency.
    Users news information by foreign news agencies in China, you should indicate the source of, and shall not transfer in any form.
    14th a foreign news agency and designated agency shall annually, within the deadlines, respectively for its publication, agency news and information to the Xinhua News Agency reported.
    Xinhua News Agency, according to reports verified; qualified through verification, and may continue to engage in the news release, or business.
    15th no units and individuals found to be in violation of these regulations, shall be entitled to the Xinhua News Agency reported, Xinhua News Agency shall investigate and deal with according to law.
    16th article foreign news agency violation this approach provides, has following case one of of, by Xinhua News Agency depending on plot give warning, and deadline corrected, and suspended specific content released, and suspended or canceled released qualification: (a) beyond approved file approved of business range released news information of; (ii) directly or disguised development news information user of; (three) released of news information contains this approach 11th article by column content of.
    17th article domestic user violation this approach provides, has following case one of of, by Xinhua News Agency depending on plot give warning, and deadline corrected, and ordered specified institutions suspended or lifted set with agreement: (a) beyond set with agreement range using foreign news agency news information of; (ii) transfer by set with of foreign news agency news information of; (three) using foreign news agency news information not indicate source of.
    18th in violation of these rules, any of the following circumstances, drew attention to the relevant departments of the State Council shall be subject to administrative punishment of Xinhua News Agency: (a) without the approval of the Xinhua News Agency release of news and information, without a designated agency of Xinhua News Agency provides news and information by foreign news agencies, (ii) unauthorized business, agency news and information by foreign news agencies, (iii) unauthorized direct compilation, publication of news by foreign news agencies.
    19th designated agencies in violation of the rules, acting without the approval of the foreign news agencies news from Xinhua News Agency shall be ordered to correct, personnel and other persons directly in charge of disciplinary action.
    Article 20th staff of Xinhua News Agency, one of the following acts, disciplinary action by the Xinhua News Agency: (a) does not meet the conditions of the approval documents issued by the applicant as provided herein, (ii) does not perform its functions of supervision, (iii) after receiving reports of violations are not investigated according to law; (d) abuse of power, dereliction of duty or engages in such conduct.
    21st Hong Kong S.A.R., and Macau S.A.R., and Taiwan News Agency and other wire services news and information providers in the Mainland release of news and information, in accordance with the measures implemented. 22nd article this way as of the date of promulgation.
                                                                          April 15, 1996 released by the Xinhua News Agency released in China by foreign wire services and their information organs economy information regulations repealed simultaneously.