Gansu Provincial Geographical Names Management

Original Language Title: 甘肃省地名管理办法

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(November 20, 2003 Gansu Province Government 24th times Executive Conference considered through November 25, 2003 Gansu Province Government makes 10th, announced) first chapter General first article to strengthening names management, achieved names of standardization, and standardized, adapted economic and social development and international, and domestic contacts of need, convenient people life, according to state names Management Ordinance, about legal, and regulations, combined this province actual, developed this approach.
    Second approach applies to place names within the administrative area of the province, changed its name and PIN, standard place names, places, settings and the associated management activities of the flag. Third article this approach by said names including: (a) province, and city, and State (to), and County, and district, and autonomous, and Xiang, and Township, and town, and subdistrict offices, administrative divisions name; (ii) village, and town, and town residents district (including community, and garden, and city, and Yuan,), and district tablets, residents to name; (three) urban and rural of street, and road, and Xiang, and square, and hospital, and floor (unit) door (households) number and other has names meaning of various buildings (Group), name; (four) mountain, and river, and Lake, and springs, and well, and Gorge, and ditch, and beach, and Prairie, and
    Gobi, and desert, natural geographic entity name; (five) industrial zone, and zone, and farm, and forest, and Ranch, and oilfield, and mine, and Park, and nature reserve, and places, and Memorial to, has names meaning of units name; (six) has names meaning of Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and station, and field, railway, and highway, and bus site, and bridge, and tunnel, and reservoir (Dam), and irrigation channel, traffic, and water, and power facilities name. Article fourth names work under unified leadership, hierarchical accountability principles. Civil affairs departments above the county level is the people's Government at the respective administrative areas of geographical names authorities.
    Its main duties is: (a) implementation national names management work of legal, and regulations; (ii) prepared names work planning; (three) is responsible for names named, and changed its name, and PIN name of audit, and hosted and implementation names standardization, and standardized, work; (four) is responsible for names logo of design, and making, and set and management; (five) is responsible for standard names books of codification and validation; (six) is responsible for names archives management; (seven) investigation violation this approach of violations. Fifth place names named, rename should seek the views of relevant departments and local people, respect history, maintain the relative stability of the place names.
    Use standard standard toponym mark, protection of geographical names is that each unit and the obligation of the citizen.
    Chapter names in naming, renaming, and marketing and approval of sixth place names should be guided by the following principles: (a) to safeguard the national dignity and national unity, and meet the demands of economic construction and social development.
    (B) reflect local historical, geographical, economic and cultural characteristics, in line with the standardization of geographical names and standardization of the translation requirements.
    (C) it does not name the names of people in General, no foreign names, place names names. (D) administrative divisions above the county level shall name a County (city, district), village, town, street name, name of the village within a village, town, neighborhoods within the same city, street, road, alley, and shall not be the same name as the name of the building.
    Not based in the same town the people's Governments above the county level administrative division names, proper names cannot be the same.
    (E) the village, town, neighborhood offices usually resident population of the Township and town people's Governments and the street, road, alley, the street name.
    (Vi) not to name famous mountains and rivers as the administrative area of proper names; natural geographical entities beyond the scope of the Administrative Division, proper name nor its name as administrative regions.
    (VII) used by the various professional services has the significance of geographical names in Hong Kong, platform, station, ground, rail, road, bridge, tunnel, reservoir, bus site (Dam), irrigation, transportation, water conservancy, electric power facilities name should be consistent with local names.
    (H) the word, must be accurate specification of pronunciation on geographical names, avoid using the homophone and ancient characters, ambiguous characters.
    Seventh renaming of geographical names should be guided by the following principles: (a) damage to the country's territorial sovereignty and national dignity, and with national discrimination, is not conducive to national unity and degrading and vulgar content, names of contravention of national laws and regulations, must be renamed.
    (B) does not comply with the article sixth subparagraph (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (VII), (VIII) provision of names, should be renamed.
    (C) the different territorial levels, merging, adjusting the settings need to be renamed, in accordance with the relevant provisions of administrative management.
    (D) a number, written in a more, shall determine a uniform name and characters.
    (E) due to natural changes in the landscape, changes of administrative division adjustment names of places disappear, urban construction planning, should be sold in a timely manner.
    Article eighth, based on needs of urban construction, rural and urban street, road, alley, square, has the significance of geographical names in Hong Kong and Taiwan, stand, field, railway, highway, bridge, tunnel, reservoir, bus site (Dam), irrigation, transportation, water conservancy, electric power facilities name, paid-for naming or renaming can be implemented.
    Nineth place names, changed its name, and marketing approval rights and procedures: (a) the administrative division name name, changed its name, in accordance with the permission and approval of the relevant administrative regulations of the State.
    (B) to name the names of people from the city and State Governments (Administrative Office) comments submitted to the provincial people's Government for approval.
    (C) the neighbourhood or village Committee and the village, village of naming, renaming, put forward by the people's Government of townships, nationality townships, and towns, neighborhood offices, County (city, district) people's Government for approval, and report to the Department of civil affairs at a higher level for the record. (D) the county town of street, road, alley, named after neighbourhoods, buildings, had its name changed, by the County to the County Civil Affairs Department for approval.
    City streets, roads, lanes, residential areas, building names, changed its name, by this comment-level civil affairs departments, city and State Governments (civil administration) approval, and report to the Department of civil affairs at a higher level for the record. (V) or new neighborhoods have been built (including gateway number), squares, and other various buildings with names meaning (s) name, built by property owners in the County, the governance of the public sector standard geographical names register.
    New by the owner in the construction planning approval for project plan at the same time, should be handled in the County, the public service building name and standard geographical names register. (Six) province within across two a city, and State (to) above of mountain, and river, and Lake (including Gobi, and desert, and Prairie, and beach), natural geographic entity name of named, and changed its name, by about city, and State Government (area Administrative Office) joint or respectively proposed views, reported Province Government approval; city, and State (to) territory across County (city, and district) of, by about County (city, and district) Government joint or respectively proposed views, reported city, and State Government (area Administrative Office) approval; County (city, and district) territory of,
    By-level home and comments from relevant departments, County (city, district) people's Government for approval.
    (G) relates to article III (v) name of the naming, renaming, Declaration by the professional sector, after agreed by the civil affairs departments above the county level, according to their affiliation, approval of the people's Governments above the county level.
    (VIII) third paragraph (vi) naming, renaming, and marketing name name, approval of the local civil affairs departments above the county level by the professional sector agreement, reported to the competent Department for approval.
    (I) compensation for the naming or renaming of, by the city and State Governments (Administrative Office) comments submitted to the provincial Civil Affairs Department for approval.
    Tenth Article Declaration of place names, changed its name, pin names, arguments and proposed the new name should be meanings, origins, such as in conjunction with instructions. Chapter III use of standard geographical names 11th place names as standard names approved in accordance with this approach. The newly approved standard names, the civil affairs departments shall be announced to the public in a timely manner. Standard names shall not be changed without permission.
    Names without approval, no unit or individual shall not be used in the media and other public occasions. 12th administrative standard place names book, compiled by the Home Department is responsible for, any of the other departments, units and individuals shall not be compiled.
    Professional books associated with names such as tourism, transport, should be published before the provincial Civil Affairs Department and place names. 13th criterion of geographical names must be published using the national language authority of standard Chinese characters.
    The Roman alphabet spelling of place names, to rules of Chinese phonetic alphabet spelling of Chinese geographical names (Chinese place part) spell.
    Minority language place name translation and writing Chinese characters, Chinese phonetic alphabet transliteration transliteration spelling of geographical names in the minority language.
    The fourth chapter name signs and management 14th criterion place name sign is used to indicate a standard name or a place name meaning and function of licensing, monument, piles, legal markers such as plaque.
    15th article administrative territories bit, and Rendezvous junction, and urban and rural Street, and road, and Xiang, and neighborhoods, and hospital, and floor (unit), and door (households), and village (containing village), and industrial zone, and zone, and tourist area, and square, and Park, and railway, and highway, and bridge, and Memorial to, and places, and Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and station, and field and important natural geographic entity, location should set names logo. Mark 16th administrative regions and urban and rural streets, homes, buildings, roads, lanes, residential areas (cells), doors (households) standard name signs set up and managed by the civil affairs departments above the county level are responsible for, village, town, neighborhood offices responsible for the day-to-day supervision and inspection.
    With significance of geographical names approved by the professional standards of name signs set and managed by specialized departments responsible for, and accept the supervision and guidance of civil affairs departments at the same level.
    Standard settings should not affect the appearance of the name signs, the city, damaged, deformed, illegible, timely reporting, updated.
    17th criterion name signs must be under place name signs in the State Bureau of quality and technical supervision issued mandatory standards, set up and supervised by provincial Civil Affairs Department. 18th standard names such as administrative areas, street, road, alley, sign set, maintain and update the requirements for local fiscal expenditures; neighborhoods, homes, buildings, units, portals and other standard requirements for the place name sign borne by the owner. Professional Department responsible for setting requirements for the place name sign by the professional sector.

    Fifth chapter on geographical names records management article 19th place name records grading management principles.
    Follow their home Department and Archives Department at the same level of supervision and inspection.
    20th place names file management departments at all levels, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the archives management, perfecting rules and regulations, file names of information collecting, processing, coding and archive keeping work in compliance with the confidentiality provisions of the State under the principle of geographical names information consulting services.
    Chapter Sixth penalty set forth in 21st disobey Nineth, without naming, renaming, the use of standard names, the civil affairs departments above the county level shall order correction within; it fails, a fine of 200 Yuan more than 1000 Yuan fine.
    22nd disobey article 12th, unauthorized printing and publishing standards place name books, publications confiscated by civil affairs departments above the county level shall be ordered to stop publishing, and fined 1000 Yuan more than 5000 Yuan fine.
    Article 23rd standard toponym mark set in accordance with this regulation sets the standard toponym mark, set by the district authorities ordered; fails to set up by the Department of civil affairs departments or professional setting, charges incurred will be borne by the name flag is set.
    24th theft, destruction or unauthorized mobile standard toponym mark, by the public security organs in accordance with the People's Republic of China public security administration punishment regulations the provisions of the case constitutes a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
    Administration neglects his duty or engages in 25th place names, by the unit or by the competent administrative department penalties constitute a crime, criminal responsibility shall be investigated according to law.
                                                                                    26th article of the rules of the seventh chapter schedule as of January 1, 2004, provincial and other provisions relating to the management of geographical names at the same time repealed.