Interim Implementation Provisions for the Administration of Those Employed as Radio and Television News Reporters and Editors (CECC Partial Translation)


The following is a partial translation prepared by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China of the "Interim Implementation Provisions for the Administration of Those Employed as Radio and Television News Reporters and Editors" issued by the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television on April 1, 2005.  The Chinese text was retrieved from the State Administration for Radio, Film and Television Web site on April 1, 2005.

2. Raise awareness of protecting secrets.  It is necessary to instruct news reporting and editing personal to strengthen their political consciousness, mass consciousness, responsibility consciousness, and not disclose anything they know to be Party or state secrets. . . .

3. Strive to grasp reports of crimes and discipline violations. It is necessary to ensure that reporting on crimes and discipline violations has the correct orientation, restrains negative effects, is conscious of obeying legal case reporting discipline, and pays attention to the political and social consequences of the legal case report. With respect to reporting on crimes and discipline violations, it is also necessary to grasp the appropriate degree, and also grasp the appropriate amount, and avoid excessive reporting, inappropriate displays of form, unsuitable choices of content, inaccurate grasp of scale, or causing harmful social influences.

4. Strive to grasp propaganda reporting outside of China. . . . put forth an effort to safeguard the interests and the image of the nation.  It is necessary to persist in giving priority to ourselves, giving priority to positive propaganda, speak using the facts, and persist in maintaining the differences between the internal and the external, and the differences between the external and the external . . . . observe discipline with respect to propagandizing to foreigners, maintain a high degree of unanimity with the central government's line of action with respect to foreigners, and do not create any static or noise

5. Handle ethnic minority religious issue reports cautiously. It is necessary to strive to grasp the Party's fundamental standpoint, fundamental policies, and fundamental common knowledge on ethnic minority religions, and to propagandize the Marxist materialist theory and atheism theory with the knowledge that justice is on our side, and to furthermore propagandize the Marxist perspective on the motherland, nationalities, religion and culture, and simultaneously respect the social customs and traditions and religious beliefs of minorities. . . . With respect to reports on breaking events relating to minorities and minority areas, it is necessary to have a cautious grasp, and ask for instructions from the relevant government agency in a timely manner.



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