PRC Legal Provisions

Additional Laws and Regulations

China's Trademark Law

January 24, 2005

Measures for the Administration of News Bureaus (CECC Partial Translation)

January 10, 2005

The following is a partial translation prepared by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China of the "Measures for the Administration of News Bureaus" issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication on January 10, 2005. The Chinese text was retrieved from the General Administration of Press and Publication<A HREF="https://press.gapp.gov.cn/news/wen.php?val=news&aid=3581">Web site</A> on May 23, 2006. <HR> Article 17: News bureaus must subject themselves to the guidance, supervision, and administration of the news publishing administration bureaus in their respective jurisdictions. Article 18: News publishing administration bureaus shall strengthen their supervision and administration of news bureaus.

Measures for the Administration of Journalist Accreditation Cards (CECC Partial Translation)

January 10, 2005

The following is a partial translation prepared by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China of the "Measures for the Administration of Journalist Accreditation Cards" issued by the General Administration of Press and Publication on January 10, 2005. The Chinese text was retrieved from the General Administration of Press and Publication <A HREF="https://press.gapp.gov.cn/news/wen.php?val=news&aid=3580">Web site</A> on May 23, 2006. <HR> Article 7: News organizations managed by work units at the provincial level and below shall, after examination and approval of the qualifications of the news organization's reporting and editorial staff by their government sponsor, apply to the General Administration of Press and Publication and obtain journalist credential cards. Article 13. News reporting and editing personnel must possess a journalist accreditation card to engage in news reporting work, and shall proactively display it to interviewees when conducting interviews.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

October 1, 2004

Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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