Measures for the Administration of Foreign Satellite Television Channel Reception
: June 18, 2004
The following is a partial translation prepared by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China of the "Measures for the Administration of Foreign Satellite Television Channel Reception," by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, on August 1, 2006. The Chinese text was retrieved from the State Administration of Radion, Film, and Television's Web site on June 16, 2006.
Article 3: With the approval of the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television, foreign satellite television channels may be received by such designated places as three star and higher hotels for foreign guests, places specifically for foreigners to work and apartments set up for foreigners and other specified places.
Article 4: Applicants to distribute foreign satellite television channels shall have the following qualifications:
(4) The channel which is being applied for and its directly related agencies shall be friendly toward China, and have long term friendly broadcasting exchanges and cooperation with China.
Article 6: Regarding a foreign satellite television agency, it shall in principle only receive approval for a single channel with a specific scope to be distributed, and in principle no foreign satellite television news channels shall be approved to be distributed domestically. . . .