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Xinhua: The Management Methods on the Journalist Licenses Come into Force on October 15

According to Xinhua, Liu Binjie, the director of the Press and Publication Administration recently signed administrative orders, No. 44, No. 45 and No. 46, announcing “The Management Methods on Journalist’ Licenses” (hereafter referred to as "the new ‘Methods’"); “Supplementary Provisions II regarding ‘The Management Methods on Foreign-Invested Distribution Companies of Books, Newspapers, & Magazines’”; and “Supplementary Provisions regarding ‘The Management Methods on the ‘Sino-Foreign Joint Distribution Companies of Audio-Video Products.’” The two supplementary regulations go into effect on October 1, 2009. The new “Methods” will become effective on October 15, 2009.

The new “Methods” have strengthened surveillance and regulation of journalists’ licenses. The Press and Publication Administration can suspend any journalist’s license if the journalist is under investigation by a relevant authority. 

Source: Xinhua, October 12, 2009