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China deepens reform of law enforcement in cultural market

Updated: Apr 5,2016 9:36 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has issued a guideline for deepened reform of law enforcement in cultural market in a bid to safeguard the “national cultural and ideological security,” Xinhua learned on April 4.

“Harmful cultural products and services are sometimes spreading” in cultural market, according to the guideline issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council.

The constantly emerging harmful information are undermining the cultural rights of the minors and the intellectual property rights, and causing a public outcry, it said, adding that those major problems should be addressed by capable law enforcers in cultural market.

As for cultural products, social benefits must be given priority over economic gains, the guideline said, calling for further improving law enforcement.

The reform aimed to build a law enforcement force in cultural market that conforms to the socialist core values and meet the needs of the modern cultural market system.

The reform must stick to the leadership of the Party, spread the socialist core values, promote the rule of law and clearly define the power of different departments, it added.