Early PRC Laws and Decrees

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The government of the young People's Republic of China conducted a very active program of legislation beginning even before the formal establishment of the new state. The following list of titles is itself quite selective but should make it clear that a revolutionary change in social relations was high on the agenda of the founders of the new republic. The Chinese texts of the laws themselves are readily available in research libraries [the relevant titles may be found at the end of the list].

See the end notes for details.

LIST OF LAWS, DECREES AND OTHER ENACTMENTS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

September 1949 through December 1950

September 1949

27*

Organic Law of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China

1-8*

* See notes at end of table.

 

Organic Law of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

9-13

 

Resolution Regarding the Capital, the Recording of Years, the National Anthem and the National Flag of the People’s Republic of China

16

29

Common Program of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

17-27

October

1

Proclamation of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China

28-29

November

22

Provisional Measures of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions for Handling Relations Between Labor and Capital

602-607

 

Provisional Measures of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions for Concluding Bilateral Collective Contracts Between Labor and Capital in Private Industrial and Commercial Enterprises

608-610

 

Temporary Provisions of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions on the Procedure for Settling Labor Disputes

611-613

28

Provisional Measures of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Appointment and Dismissal of Employees

853-858

December

2

Resolution Concerning the National Day of the People’s Republic of China

30

 

General Regulations Governing the Organization of Conferences of Provincial People’s Representatives of All Circles

135-137

 

General Regulations Governing the Organization of Conferences of Municipal People’s Representatives of All Circles

138-140

 

General Regulations Governing the Organization of Conferences of County People’s Representatives of All Circles

141-143

 

Decision of the Central People’s Government Council on the Issuing of a People’s Victory Public Bond, Convertible-in-Kind

273

 

General Rules Governing the Organization of the Government Administrative Council and its Subordinate Organs

859-861

5

Directive of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council Concerning Participation of the Armed Forces in Production and Construction Work in 1950

235-238

 

Directive of the Ministry of Education Concerning the Promotion of a Winter Study Program this Year

799-801

9

Provisional Measures of the Government Administrative Council for the Unified Release of Important News of the Central People’s Government and its Subordinate Organs

809-810

11

Notification by the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Measures for Handling the Problem of the Former Year-End Bonus or Double Wage in Certain Public Enterprises

583-584

16

General Regulations Governing the Organization of People’s Government Councils in Greater Administrative Areas

144-148

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Famine Relief through Production

179-183

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council on the Founding of the Chinese People’s University

755

 

Decision of the Ministry of Education Regarding Implementation of the Plan for the Chinese People’s University

756-757

21

Directive of the Ministries of Culture and Education Concerning the Promotion of Mass Propaganda and Literary and Art Work for the New Year’s and Spring Festivals

729-731

23

Provisions for National Holidays at New Year’s and on Commemorative Days

31

 

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council on the Mandatory Insuring of State and Public Enterprises by the Chinese People’s Insurance Company

390

30

Trial Regulations for the Organization of the General Administration of Customs

439-443

1950

January

6

General Rules for the Organization of Provincial People’s Governments

149-152

 

General Rules for the Organization of Municipal People’s Governments

153-155

 

General Rules for the Organization of County People’s Governments

156-158

13

Directive of the Government Administrative Council on the Handling of Suburban Agricultural Land Problems in the Old Liberated Areas

65-67

20

Decision of the Government Administrative Council on Salt Affairs Throughout the Country

375-379

26

Directive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on Launching a Campaign to Support the Armed Forces During the Spring Festival

187

27

Major Rules for Implementing Tax Administration Throughout the Country

283-285

 

Provisional Regulations for the Organization of Tax Organs of Various Levels Throughout the Country

286-290

 

Provisional Regulations on Commodity Taxes (amended on Dec. 15, 1950)

291-297

 

Provisional Regulations on Industrial and Commercial Taxes (amended on Dec. 15, 1950)

298-316

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Customs Duty Policy and Customs Work

444-447

29

Decree of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Carrying Out of the 1950 Work Plan of the Ministry of Railways

469-470

February

3

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Highway Work in 1950

505-508

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Navigation Work in 1950

519-522

Regulations Governing Official Seals

862-863

10

Directive of the Ministry of Public Health and the Department of Public Health of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council on the Promotion of Plague Prevention Work Among the Military and the Civilian Population During the Spring Season

829-832

13

Decree of the Ministry of Railways on the Elimination of Accidents and the Assuring of Traffic Safety

493-494

16

Directive of the Government Administrative Council on the Protection of State Secrets by Workers at All Levels of Government

32-34

24

General Decree of the Government Administrative Council on the Prohibition of Opium and Other Narcotics

211-212

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Agrarian Reform and the Collection of Public Grain in the New Liberated Areas

73-77

27

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Implementation of the Ministry of Agriculture’s 1950 Agricultural Production Policy and Plan for Increasing the Outputs of Grain and Cotton

533

 

Directive of the Ministry of Agriculture Concerning 1950 Agricultural Production Policy and the Plan for Increasing the Outputs of Grain and Cotton

534-536

28

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Establishment of Factory Control Committees in State and Publicly-Run Factories

453-454

March

3

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Unification of National Financial and Economic Work

239-244

 

Provisional Measures for Payment of Industrial and Commercial Tax by Public Enterprises

320-321

 

Regulations on the Central Treasury

385-386

5

Decree of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Strengthened Check-Ups and Control of Homemade Salt

380

10

Provisional Regulations Governing Rent Reduction in the Southwest Region

115-117

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council on Inventories, Transfers and Distribution of Warehoused Materials Throughout the Country

245-248

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council on Measures for Carrying Out the Unification of State Trade Throughout the Country

417-421

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Spring Cultivation and Production

544-546

12

Directive of the Ministry of Education Concerning Persisting in Carrying Out Educational Work in Disaster Areas

758-760

15

Measures for Collecting Operating License Taxes from Street Peddlers

317-319

17

Notice of the Ministry of Finance Concerning the Payment of the Industrial and Commercial Tax by Public Enterprises

322-323

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Water Conservation Construction Projects in the 1950 Spring Season

569-572

20

Decision of the Ministry of Finance Concerning Measures to be Taken In the Event of Losses of Public Grain Due to Spoilage, Insects, Theft or Fire

328-329

20

Directive of the Ministry of Agriculture Concerning the Production of Hemp, Tobacco and Silk in 1950

537-539

 

Directive of the Ministry of Forests and Land Reclamation Concerning the Spring Afforestation

561-562

21

General Decree of the Ministry of Fuel Industry Concerning Abolition of the Labor Contractor System in Coal Mines Throughout the Country

597

22

Decree of the Government Administrative Council on Strengthening Leadership and Supervision of the Bank of China

387

23

Directive of the Ministry of Agriculture Concerning the Prevention and Control of Damage Due to Disease and Insects

540-541

24

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Unified Control of Fiscal Income and Expenditures in 1950

255-260

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Unified Collection, Preservation and Management, and Distribution of Public Grain by the State

324-327

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Changes in the Processing Standards for Grains and the Increase of Grains for Human Consumption

457-459

 

Provisional Measures for Handling Abolition of the Feudal Monopoly System in Local Transport Enterprises

588-590

25

Decision of the General Administration of Publications Concerning Unification of Xinhua Bookstores Throughout the Country

811-813

28

Joint Directive of the Ministry of Fuel Industry and the Preparatory Committee for the Chinese Coal Mining Union Concerning the Democratization of Coal Mines

455-456

31

Provisional Regulations for the Deed Tax

330-331

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Accepting the Proposal of the First Congress of the China Transport Union Concerning the Establishment of Transport Companies and the Abolition of the Feudal Monopoly System in Local Transport Enterprises

(The proposal is appended: pages 593-594)

591-592

April

3

Decree of the Ministry of Railways Concerning Enactment of “Provisional Measures for Implementation of the System of Safety Responsibility”

495-496

 

Provisional Measures for Implementation of the System of Safety Responsibility

497-498

4

Directive of the All-China Democratic Women’s Federation Concerning the Extensive Organization of Rural Women for Participation in Spring Cultivation and Production in Order to Fulfill this Year’s Agricultural Production Tasks

547-550

7

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Practicing of Cash Control in State Organs

388-389

11

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Strengthening of Work for the Preservation and Management of Public Grain

332-334

 

Notice of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Guarantee of a Rational Price Ratio for Cotton, Hemp and Grain

422-423

11

Provisional Measures for Automobile Control

509-514

12

Notice of the Ministry of Heavy Industry Concerning the Strengthening of Safety Work During the Rainy Season

651-652

13

Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China

35-40

14

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Forestry Work Throughout the Country

557-560

 

Directive of the Ministry of Public Health Concerning Medical Administrative Work in 1950

833-837

21

Directive of the Ministry of Labor Concerning the Establishment of Consultative Conferences of Labor and Capital in Private Enterprises

598-601

 

Decision of the General News Administration Concerning the Improvement of Newspaper Work

814-815

 

Decision of the General News Administration Concerning the Establishment of a Broadcast Receiving Network

816-817

22

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Prohibition of Commercial Operations by Government Organs and the Armed Forces

426-427

 

Joint Directive of the Ministry of Public Health and the Public Health Department of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council Concerning the Prevention of Cholera

838-840

27

Supplementary Directive of the Ministry of Water Conservancy Concerning Construction Projects in the Spring Season

573-577

 

Measures of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for Assisting the Various Important Domestic Specialized Academic Societies and Research Associations in Publishing Scientific Journals

803-806

28

General Order of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Enactment of Measures for Reporting the Injury or Death of Workers in Public and Private Factories and Mines Throughout the Country

653

May

5

Provisional General Rules for the Organization of Provincial and Municipal Labor Bureaus

616-619

17

Directive of the Ministry of Heavy Industry Concerning the Vigorous Development of Safety Education

654-656

19

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Relief for Unemployed Workers

622-624

20

Measures for the Registration and Placement of Unemployed Technicians

633-635

 

General Rules for the Organization of Municipal Labor Placement Offices

636-637

24

Provisional Measures for Prohibiting the Export of Precious Cultural Relics and Precious Books

734-735

 

Decree of the Government Administrative Council on the Enactment of Measures for the Protection of Ancient Ruins, Precious Cultural Relics and Books and Rare Plants and Animals, and Promulgating “Provisional Measures for the Investigation and Excavation of Ancient Cultural Sites and Ancient Graves”

736-737

Provisional Measures for the Investigation and Excavation of Ancient Cultural Sites and Ancient Graves

738-741

26

Directive of the Ministry of Forests and Land Reclamation Concerning Afforestation in North China, the Northwest and Other Areas During the Rainy Season

563-565

30

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Summer Collection of Public Grain in the New Liberated Areas in 1950

335-337

31

Draft Provisional Regulations on Factory Sanitation

657-664

June

1

Decision of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning a Fifty Percent Reduction in the Rate of Tax on Edible Salt

381

 

Measures of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Compensation of Salt Merchants for Losses Sustained on their Salt Holdings Due to the Reduction in the Tax Rate for Edible Salt

382

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Promotion of Spare-Time Education of Staff and Workers

761-764

9

Notice of the Ministry of Trade Concerning the Necessity for Trade Administrative Organs in All Localities to Immediately Check Up On and Lead Trading Companies in the Adjustment of Retail Prices

433

13

Directive of the Ministry of Trade Concerning the Purchase of Wheat by the Grain Companies in 1950

434

14

Provisional Measures of the Departments of Trade and Shipping of the Finance and Economics Takeover Committee of the Shanghai Military Control Commission on the Control of the Entry and Exit of Ships Under Foreign Registry

530-531

14

Directive of the Culture and Education Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Basic Tasks of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

807-808

15

General Order of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Prohibition of the Cutting of Trees Planted by the Railways by Those Dwelling Along the Railroad Lines

471

16

Rules for the Organization and Work of Municipal Labor Dispute Arbitration Committees

620-621

 

Decree of the Government Administrative Council on the Collection of Revolutionary Memorabilia

742-743

17

Provisional Measures for the Relief of Unemployed Workers

625-632

19

Directive of the Northeast People’s Government Concerning Adjustment of the Pay of Workers and Technicians in Public Industries and Adoption of the Eight-grade Wage System  (Related materials: pages 666-683)

665

22

General Order of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Placement of this Summer’s Graduates of Public and Private Institutions of Higher Education Throughout the Country

768-770

23

Decision of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Concerning Local CPPCC Committees

14-15

24

Measures on Land Reserved for Railway Use

472

28

Trade Union Law of the People’s Republic of China

41-47

Agrarian Reform Law of the People’s Republic of China

48-56

29

Notice of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Adjustments in Tax Collection and the Dates on which They Take Effect

338-341

July

1

Temporary Provisions of the Ministry of Education Concerning Applications by New Students for People’s Stipends at Institutions of Higher Education in the North China Region in 1950

771-772

7

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Organization of the Work of the Summer Collection, Transport and Storage of Public Grain

342-343

 

Directive of the Northeast People’s Government Concerning Implementation of the Pay Adjustment for Workers and Technicians in Public Industries, and Certain Problems in the Adoption of the Eight-Grade Wage System

684-686

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Protection of Ancient Cultural Objects and Buildings

744-745

8

Provisional Measures for Highway Maintenance

515-516

11

Provisional Measures for the Registration of Motion Picture Enterprises

746-747

 

Provisional Measures for Licensing the Distribution and Projection of New Motion Pictures

748

 

Provisional Measures for the Censorship of Old Motion Pictures

749-750

 

Provisional Measures for the Export of Domestically Produced Motion Pictures

751-752

 

Provisional Measures for the Importation of Foreign Motion Pictures

753-754

14

General Rules for the Organization of Peasant Associations

78-81

 

General Rules for the Organization of People’s Tribunals

82-84

15

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Problem of Limited Responsibility of Shareholders in Private Companies

689-690

17

Charter of the China Welfare Institute

184-186

21

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Convening of a National Conference of Battle Hero Representatives and a National Conference of Representatives of Worker-Peasant-Soldier Labor Models

57-58

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council and the Supreme People’s Court Concerning the Suppression of Counterrevolutionary Activities

213-216

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Relief for Unemployed Teachers and Handling of the Problems of Students for Whom Schooling is Not Available

715-717

22

Eight Rules of Discipline of the East China Military Administrative Council Concerning Cadres Engaged in Agrarian Reform Work

118

 

Decision of the Ministry of Education and the Central Committee of New Democratic Youth League of China Concerning Strengthening the Relations Between Education Administration Departments and Youth and Children’s Groups

773-774

24

Decision of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Work Relations Between Labor Bureaus of the Various Provincial and Municipal People’s Governments and State Enterprises in Their Jurisdictions

638-639

26

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Unified Management of Navigation and Harbor Affairs

523-526

28

Provisional Regulations on the Registration of Trademarks

691-695

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Leadership Relations for Institutions of Higher Education

775-776

 

Decision of the Ministry of Education Concerning the Implementation of Curriculum Reform in Institutions of Higher Education

777-779

 

Provisional Rules for Institutions of Higher Education

780-785

 

Provisional Rules for Professional Schools

786-789

 

Provisional Measures for the Management of Private Institutions of Higher Education

790-792

August

1

Provisional Regulations for Military Transport by Railway

473-492

4

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Differentiation of Class Status in the Countryside

85-107

6

Directive of the Central General Headquarters for Flood Control Concerning Flood Control Work

581-582

11

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Rewards for Inventions, Technical Improvements and Rationalization Proposals Relating to Production

460-462

 

Provisional Regulations for Safeguarding Invention and Patent Rights

463-467

30

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Strengthening of Leadership Over Autumn Agricultural Production

551-552

31

Notice of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Unified Handling by the Ministry of Trade of Orders for Goods from Abroad After First Acquiring the Mandatory Approval of the Central Finance and Economics Committee

430

September

2

Directive of the Ministry of Trade Concerning Joint Public and Private Purchase of Cotton and Management of the Cotton Market

435-436

5

Provisional Regulations for the Agricultural Tax in the New Liberated Areas

344-351

8

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Collection of the Agricultural Tax in the New Liberated Areas

352-353

14

Joint Directive of the Ministries of Trade and Agriculture Concerning this Year’s Local Purchase and Processing of Improved-Strain Cotton

542-543

16

Provisions of the Ministry of Finance Concerning the Standards for Determining Land Area and Annual Crop Potential for Agricultural Tax Purposes 354-355

 

18

Provisional Measures for the Expropriation of Land for Highway Construction in the East China Region

517-518

20

Decree of the Central People’s Government Promulgating the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China (Measures concerning usage: pages 61-62)

59

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Adjustment of Fiscal Income and Expenditure Calculations Based on Grain Prices

261-262

27

Provisional Measures for the Signing of Accords and Contracts by Organizations, State-Run Enterprises and Cooperatives

696-698

29

Provisional Measures for the Registration of Social Organizations

159-162

30

Directive of the Ministry of Forests and Land Reclamation Concerning Forestry Work in the Autumn and Winter Seasons

566-568

October

7

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Launching of a Smallpox Vaccination Campaign in the Autumn Season

841-842

12

Provisional Measures for Smallpox Vaccination

843-844

13

Directive of the Government Administrative Council and the Supreme People’s Court Concerning the Speedy Disposition of Accumulated Cases by the People’s Judicial Organs

217-219

14

Joint Directive of the Ministries of Trade and Agriculture Concerning Implementation of the Standard Price Ratio Between Cotton and Grain, Better Prices for Better Cotton, and the Fixing of the Price of Unginned Cotton

424-425

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Control of the Huai River

578-580

15

Explanation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs with Respect To Revolutionary Martyrs

191-192

16

Decision of the Central Bureau for Management of Cooperative Enterprises and the People’s Bank of China Concerning Assistance for Cooperatives by State Banks

687-688

18

Provisional Regulations for the Punishment of Lawbreaking Landlords in East China

119-121

20

Measures for the Handling of Rural Debt Disputes in the New Liberated Areas

108-110

24

Trial Regulations for the Organization of a People’s Supervisory Committee for the Government Administrative Council

847-850

27

Draft Labor Insurance Regulations of the People’s Republic of China

640-650

28

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Improvement and Development of Publishing Enterprises Throughout the Country

818-821

 

(“Five Resolutions of the First National Publishing Conference” appended: 822-828)

 

November

2

Some Provisions of the Central-South Military Administrative Council Concerning Measures for the Implementation of the Agrarian Reform Law

122-131

 

Directive of the Agrarian Reform Committee of the Central-South Military Administrative Council Concerning the Training of Agrarian Reform Work Teams

132-134

3

General Rules for the Organization of Conferences of District People’s Representatives of All Circles in Large Cities and Municipalities

163-165

 

General Rules for the Organization of District People’s Governments in Large Cities and Municipalities

166-167

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Strengthening of the People’s Judicial Work

220-222

6

Measures for Handling the Land and Property of Overseas Chinese in the Course of the Agrarian Reform

229-231

8

Directive of the Ministry of Agriculture Concerning the Promotion of Agricultural Production Work in the Winter Season

553-555

10

Regulations on Agrarian Reform in City Suburbs

111-114

14

Several Directives of the Ministry of Trade Concerning the Suppression of Speculative Commerce

437-438

15

Measures of the Ministry of Finance for the Setting Up of Financial Inspection Organs

263-266

24

Trial Plan for the Fostering of Minority Nationalities Cadres

223-225

 

Trial Plan for the Establishment of a Central National Minorities Institute

226-227

26

Provisions of the Ministry of Labor Concerning the Procedure for Settling Labor Disputes

614-615

27

Provisional General Rules for the Inspection of Ships, Crew, Passengers, and Baggage Entering and Leaving China

527-529

29

Measures of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council for Handling the Question of 1950 Year-End Double Salaries or Bonuses

586-587

December

1

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Final Accounts, Budget Audits, Construction Plans Relating to Investment, and Monetary Management

267-269

 

Joint Decision of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council and the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Recruitment of Young Students and Workers for Enrolment in the Various Military Cadre Schools

718-719

2

General Decree of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Exemption of People of the Islamic Faith from the Slaughter Tax When Their Own Cattle and Sheep are Slaughtered for Consumption at Their Three Festivals, and Relaxation of Inspection Standards

228

6

Directive of the Ministry of Education Concerning the Victorious Fulfilment of the Enrolment Plan for the Various Military Cadre Schools

720-721

8

General Rules for the Organization of Conferences of District People’s Representatives of All Circles

168-170

 

General Rules for the Organization of Conferences of Township (and Administrative Village ) People’s Representatives of All Circles

171-173

 

General Rules for the Organization of Prefectural People’s Governments and District Public Offices

174-176

 

General Rules for the Organization of Township (and Administrative Village) People’s Governments

177-178

 

Provisional Regulations for the Management of Foreign Trade

431-432

 

Notice of the General Political Department of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council Concerning Stipulation of the Qualifications for Students of the Various Military Cadre Schools

722-723

11

Provisional Regulations for the Preferential Treatment of the Families of Revolutionary Martyrs and Revolutionary Military Personnel

188-190

Provisional Regulations for the Preferential Treatment and Assistance for Disabled Revolutionary Military Personnel

193-199

 

Provisional Regulations for the Posthumous Commendation of Revolutionary Military Personnel Who Died in Action or from Illness, and for Compensation for their Families

200-202

 

Provisional Regulations for the Commendation of Injured or Killed Revolutionary Workers and Compensation for their Families

203-205

 

Provisional Regulations for Compensation to Injured Militia and Civilian Laborers and to the Families of those Killed

206-207

14

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Principles for Establishing Customs Houses and Reorganizing Customs Organs Throughout the Country

448-451

 

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Establishment of Accelerated Middle Schools for Workers and Peasants and Cultural Remedial Schools for Worker and Peasant Cadres

793-794

15

Provisional Regulations for the Slaughter Tax

356-357

 

Provisional Regulations for Excise Stamps

358-367

 

Provisional Regulations for Income Tax on Interest and Dividends

368-369

 

General Rules for the Organization of Democratic Deliberation Committees on Industrial and Commercial Taxes

370-372

 

General Rules for the Organization of Tax Review Committees

373-374

20

Regulations for the Organization of Staff and Workers’ Spare-Time Education Committees at All Levels

765-767

21

Directive of the Ministry of Education Concerning the Promotion of Spare-Time Education for Peasants

795-798

22

Directive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Political Department of the People’s Revolutionary Military Council Concerning the Launching of a Movement in the Period Between New Year’s and the Spring Festival to Support the Government, Cherish the People, Support the Armed Forces and Give Preferential Treatment to the Families of Military Personnel

208-210

 

Measures for the Adjustment of Capital in the Reassessment of the Assets of Private Enterprises

699-704

25

Directive of the Finance and Economics Committee of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the “Measures for the Enforcement of Monetary Management” and “Measures for Drawing Up Plans for Monetary Revenues and Expenditures”

391

 

Measures for the Enforcement of Monetary Management

392-402

 

Measures for Drawing Up Plans for Monetary Revenues and Expenditures

403-415

26

Decision Concerning the Termination of the Ministry of Food Industry of the Central People’s Government

468

27

Directive of the Government Administrative Council Concerning Initiation of the Year-End Check-Up of Final Accounts of Revenues and Expenditures in Fiscal 1950

270-272

28

Decree of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Control of United States Assets in China and the Freezing of United States Deposits in China

253

29

Provisional Regulations for Private Enterprises

705-711

 

Decision of the Government Administrative Council Concerning the Policy for Dealing with Cultural, Educational and Relief Organizations and Religious Bodies Receiving Subsidies from the United States

724

 

Regulations for the Registration of Cultural, Educational, and Relief Organizations and Religious Bodies Receiving Foreign Subsidies or being Operated with Foreign Funds

725-727

Notes: The official Chinese-language texts of these enactments are to be found in 中央人民政府法令汇编  (Zhongyang Renmin Zhengfu Fa-Ling Huibian, 1949–1950 [Collection of Laws and Decrees of the Central People's Government, 1949–1950]), 2nd ed., Beijing, 1982. The page numbers given here refer to this edition (the only change in the second edition is that it is set horizontally, in simplified characters; the first edition is still readily available in research libraries).

Only a few of the more programmatic items have been translated. The translated versions may be found in various documentary collections and scattered through the specialist monographic literature.

The dates according to which the enactments are arranged herein are generally those of their formal passage, which are not necessarily the same as the dates either of promulgation or enforcement. These latter dates may normally be found at the head of each text.