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China's Media and Entertainment Law (Vol. I) Table of Contents

I Television

  • 1. Introduction

    • 1.1 Historical Review
    • 1.2 Current State
  • 2. Current Regulatory Environment

    • 2.1 Legal Definitions
    • 2.2 General Administration and Regulatory Bodies
    • 2.3 Censorship
    • 2.4 Sector-Specific Regulations
      • 2.4.1 Cable Television
      • 2.4.2 Satellite Television
        • 2.4.2.1 Domestic Satellite Transmissions
        • 2.4.2.2 Satellite Receiving Equipment
        • 2.4.2.3 Misuse of Satellite Television Technology
        • 2.4.3 Video-on-Demand (VOD)
        • 2.4.4 Broadcasting via Information Networks and Broadband
    • 2.5 Television Dramas
  • 3. Foreign Participation in Chinese Television
    • 3.1 Television Stations
    • 3.2 Foreign Programming on Chinese Channels
    • 3.3 Sino-Foreign Co-Production
    • 3.4 SinoSat Platform and Foreign Landing Rights
      • 3.4.1 Application Procedures
      • 3.4.2 Administrative Penalties
      • 3.4.3 Local Landing Rights
  • 4. Recent Developments
    • 4.1 Digital Pay Television
    • 4.2 Preparing for Foreign Competition
  • 5. Conclusion

II. Film

  • 1. Summary of China's Film Industry
    • 1.1 Historical Overview
    • 1.2 Current State of China's Film Industry
  • 2. Current Regulatory System
    • 2.1 Regulatory Authorities
    • 2.2 Regulatory Framework
    • 2.3 Censorship
    • 2.4 Production
      • 2.4.1 Licensing System
      • 2.4.2 Private Production
      • 2.4.3 Sino-Foreign Co-Production
        • 2.4.3.1 Various Forms of Co-Production
        • 2.4.3.2 Participation by Private Companies
        • 2.4.3.3 Employment Issues
    • 2.5 Cinemas
      • 2.5.1 Establishment of Cinemas
      • 2.5.2 Foreign Investment
      • 2.5.3 Screening of Foreign Films
    • 2.6 Digital Film
  • 3. Conclusion

 

III. Audiovisual Products

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Legislative System
    • 2.1 Legal Definitions
    • 2.2 Regulatory Authorities
    • 2.3 Censorship
    • 2.4 AV Products Online Operations
    • 2.5 AV Products Imports
    • 2.6 Liability for Illegal AV Products Imports
    • 2.7 Establishment of AV Product Operating Entities
  • 3. Foreign Investment
    • 3.1 Import/Export, Publishing and Duplication
    • 3.2 Distribution
    • 3.3 Case Study
    • 3.4 Piracy
    • 3.5 Redirection of Foreign Capital
  • 4. Conclusion

IV. Publishing

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Historical Overview
    • 1.2 Current State of the Industry
    • 1.3 Newspaper Publishing
    • 1.4 Book Publishing
    • 1.5 Magazine Publishing
    • 1.6 Foreign Participation and Industry Development
  • 2. Current Regulatory Framework
    • 2.1 Regulatory Authorities
    • 2.2 Key Legislation
    • 2.3 Censorship
  • 3. Foreign Participation
    • 3.1 Import of Foreign Publications
    • 3.2 Book Publishing
    • 3.3 Magazine Publishing
      • 3.3.1 Copyright Cooperation
      • 3.3.2 Consulting and Management Services
      • 3.3.3 Titles and Branding of Magazines
    • 3.4 Newspaper Publishing
    • 3.5 Printing and Distribution
  • 4. Intellectual Property Rights Protection
    • 4.1 Infringement and Remedies
    • 4.2 Administrative Proceedings
    • 4.3 Judicial Proceedings
    • 4.4 Trademark Protection in Practice
  • 5. Conclusion

V. Advertising

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Historical Overview
    • 1.2 Current State of China's Advertising Industry
  • 2. Regulatory Environment
    • 2.1 Regulatory Authorities
    • 2.2 Key Legislation
    • 2.3 Definitions
    • 2.4 Content-Related Guidelines
      • 2.4.1 Ban on Tobacco Products Advertising
      • 2.4.2 Censorship Guidelines and the Examination of Advertisements
    • 2.5 Liabilities and Penalties
    • 2.6 Product Quality and Consumer Protection
  • 3. Foreign Investment
    • 3.1 Establishment of Foreign-Invested Advertising Companies
    • 3.2 Restrictions on Foreign Investment
    • 3.3 Current Foreign Participation
    • 3.4 Role of Advertising Agencies in Cross-Border Advertising
  • 4. Ongoing Challenges in Regulating the Advertising Industry
    • 4.1 Challenges in Television Advertising
    • 4.2 Circulation Auditing for Print Media
    • 4.3 Online Advertising
    • 4.4 Sports and Event Sponsorship
  • 5. Conclusion