Government To Step Up Monitoring, Supervision of Book Sellers

June 22, 2005

The General Administration of Press and Publication will immediately begin keeping a list of book wholesalers, large-scale retailers, and online bookstores that violate China's publication distribution law, Xinhua reports. All book distributors that are added to the list "will become the targets of focused supervision by press and publication agencies at all levels." Chinese law prohibits anyone from distributing books without prior government approval.