General Administration of Press and Publication

General Administration of Press and Publication

General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP; Chinese: 中华人民共和国新闻出版总署; Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Xīnwén Chūbǎn Zǒngshǔ) is the administrative agency responsible for regulating and distribution news, print and Internet publications in China. This include granting publication licenses for periodicals and books. It also liaise with other state authorities such as the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the Publicity Department, the State Council Information Office and Xinhua.

The agency has been satirized in the notable machinima War of Internet Addiction.



The agency is administered by a few administrators.[1]

  • Director of the General Office
    • Sun Shoushan
  • Director of the National Copyright Administration
    • Wang Ziqiang
  • National Office of Crackdown on Pornographic and Illegal Publications
    • Li Baozhong

Internal Departmental Structure

The agency is organised into the following departments:[2]

  • General Office
  • Book Publishing Management Department
  • Newspaper and Magazine Publishing Department
  • Department for the Management of Audio and Video Products and Electronic Publications
  • Department for the Management of Publication Distribution
  • Department for the Management of Printing Industry
  • Personnel and Education Department
  • External Cooperation Department
  • Copyright Management Department

The agency is the parent authority of the National Copyright Administration (Chinese: 国家版权局) which is responsible for copyright affairs on Mainland China.

Area of Responsibilities

The agency is in charge of regulating:[3]

  • New publishing houses - book, audio-visual, electronic publication, newspaper and periodical offices
  • General distribution offices - for publications (including books, newspapers, periodicals, audio and video products, and electronic publications
  • Copyright agencies - audio and video production and electronic publication copying agencies and newspaper groups
  • Agents - dealing with imported publications
  • Foreign joint ventures in the news, print and communications industry.

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External links

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