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China's Media & Entertainment Law (Vol. I) List of Legislation

Chapter I - Television

I. General Management

  • Regulations for the Administration of Radio and Television (1997)
  • Measures for the Administration of the Examination and Approval of the Establishment of Radio and Television Stations (1996)
  • Rules for the Administration of Cable Television (1994)

II. TV Production

  • Rules for the Administration of Television Dramas (2000)
  • Provisional Rules for Censorship of Television Dramas (1999)
  • Notice Regarding the Examination and Issuance of Operating Permits for Radio and Television Program Production and the Television Drama Production Permit (1998)
  • Rules for the Administration of the Television Drama Production Permit (1995)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of Film and Television Production and Operation Entities (1995)
  • Rules for the Administration of the Sino-Foreign Cooperative Production of Television Dramas (Video Recordings) (1995)
  • Notice on Further Strengthening and Improving the Administration of the Import and Broadcast of Foreign Films and Television Dramas (1995)
  • Rules for the Administration of the Import and Broadcast of Foreign Television Programs (1994)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of Television Programs from Cable Television Stations and Sub-Stations (1992)
  • Standards of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television for the Censorship of Imported Foreign Television Dramas (1990)

III. Station and Broadcasting Administration

  • Measures for the Administration of the Security of Cable Radio and Television Transmission Coverage Networks (2002)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of the Lease and Purchase of Channels and Establishment of Stations Abroad (2002)
  • Provisional Measures for the Administration of the Examination and Approval of the Landing of Foreign Satellite Television Channels (2001)
  • Provisional Measures for the Administration of Urban Community Cable Television Systems (2001)
  • Provisional Measures for the Administration of Guest House and Hotel Video-on-Demand Services (2001)
  • Provisional Measures for the Administration of Cable Television Video-on-Demand Services (2001)
  • Provisional Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the Transmission of Radio, Film and Television Programs via Information Networks (2000)
  • Provisional Measures for the Examination, Approval and Administration of the Operation of Radio and Television Program Transmission Services (1999)
  • Measures for the Administration of the Transmission of Radio and Television Programs via Satellites (1997)
  • Notice on Issues Regarding Administration of the Reception of Foreign Satellite Television Programs (1995)
  • Detailed Implementing Rules for the Rules for the Administration of Ground-Based Reception Equipment for Satellite Television Broadcasts (1994)
  • Rules for the Administration of Ground-Based Reception Equipment for Satellite Television Broadcasts (1993)
  • Notice on Certain Issues Regarding the Implementation of the Measures for the Administration of the Reception by Ground-Based Satellite Reception Equipment of Television Programs Transmitted by Foreign Satellites (1990)
  • Measures for the Administration of the Reception by Ground-Based Satellite Reception Equipment of Television Programs Transmitted by Foreign Satellites (1990)

Chapter II - Film

  • Provisional Measures for the Administration of Special Films (2002)
  • Technical Specifications for Digital Films (Provisional) (2002)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of Digital Films (2002)
  • Regulations for the Administration of Films (2001)
  • Detailed Implementing Rules for the Approval System for "Film Production Permit (Single Film)" Qualification (Trial) (2001)
  • Rules for Administration of the Hiring of Foreign Key Creative Personnel to Participate in Domestic Film Production (2001)
  • Provisional Rules for Foreign-Invested Cinemas (2000)
  • Rules for the Censorship of Films (1997)
  • Rules for the Administration of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Film Production (1994)

Chapter III - Audiovisual Products

  • Measures for the Administration of the Import of Audiovisual Products (2002)
  • Measures for the Administration of the Wholesale, Retail and Rental of Audiovisual Products (2002)
  • Regulations for the Administration of Audiovisual Products (2001)
  • Measures for the Administration of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Audiovisual Product Distribution Enterprises (2001)
  • Detailed Implementing Rules for the Use of Barcodes for Audiovisual Products (2000)

Chapter IV - Publishing

I. Publishing and Printing

  • Measures for the Administration of Foreign-Invested Enterprises Engaging in the Distribution of Books, Newspapers and Periodicals (2003)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of Online Publishing (2002)
  • Provisional Rules for the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Printing Enterprises (2002)
  • Regulations for the Administration of Publishing (2001)
  • Regulations for the Administration of the Printing Industry (2001)
  • Measures for the Administration of Publication Barcodes (2000)
  • Rules for the Administration of Electronic Publications (1997)
  • Secrecy Rules in Respect of News Publishing (1992)
  • Provisional Rules for the Administration of Periodicals (1988)

II. Intellectual Property

  • Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Regarding the Applicable Laws for the
  • Hearing of Civil Trademark Dispute Cases (2002)
  • Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Regarding the Applicable Laws for the
  • Hearing of Civil Copyright Dispute Cases (2002)
  • Implementing Rules for the Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised 2002)
  • Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China (2nd Revised 2002)
  • Regulations for the Implementation of the Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China (2002)
  • Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised 2001)

Chapter V - Advertising

  • Reply Regarding Relevant Issues Concerning the Establishment of Advertising Companies by News Entities (1999)
  • Urgent Notice Regarding the Strict Prohibition on Randomly Inserting and Excessively Broadcasting Television Advertisements (1999)
  • Notice on Strengthening the Administration of Direct Television Sales Advertising (1998)
  • Notice on Issues Relating to the Establishment of Branches of Foreign-Invested Advertising Enterprises (1995)
  • Notice Regarding Relevant Issues Relating to the Implementation of the Certain Rules for the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Advertising Enterprises (1995)
  • Certain Rules for the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Advertising Enterprises (1994)
  • Advertising Law of the People's Republic of China (Excerpts) (1994)
  • Detailed Implementing Rules for the Regulations on the Administration of Advertising (1988)
  • Regulations for the Administration of Advertising (1987)