Provisions on the Administration of Newspaper Publication
Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1 The present Provisions are formulated in accordance with the Regulation on the Administration of Publication of the State Council and the relevant laws and regulations for the purpose of promoting the development and flourishing of the newspaper industry of our country, regulating the activities of newspaper publication and strengthening the administration of newspaper publication.
Article 2 The present Provisions shall be applicable to the undertaking of newspaper publication activities within the territory of the People’s Republic of China.
Newspapers shall be published by the lawfully established newspaper publication entities. A newspaper publication entity shall, when publishing any newspaper, be subject to the approval of the General Administration of Press and Publication (hereinafter referred to as the GAPP), hold a CN Serial Number and obtain a License for Newspaper Publication.
The term “newspaper” as mentioned in the present Provisions shall refer to an unbound serial publication that have fixed name, publication period and edition, and whose main contents focus on news and current affairs review, and must be published at least once a week.
The newspaper publication entities as mentioned in the present Provisions shall refer to the newspaper offices that are established according to the relevant state provisions and are approved by the General Administration of Press and Publication and have gone through the formalities for registration. If any legal person does not establish a newspaper office when publishing newspapers, the editors department established it establishes shall be regarded as the newspaper publication entity.
Article 3 In the publication of newspapers, we shall stick to Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, and the important thought of the “Three Represents”, adhere to the correct guiding role of the mass media and orientation of publication, and follow the principles of putting the social benefit in the first place, unifying social benefits and economic benefit, and be close to the reality, to the mass people, and to life, so as to create a desired atmosphere for building the socialism with the Chinese characteristics, and enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the mass people.