China Film Association released professional ethics convention for film practitioners, vowing firm opposition to tax evasion, pornography, gambling and drugs.
The association published the convention on its WeChat account on Thursday, saying that the move is aimed to further strengthen the construction of professional ethics of film workers and the construction of film industry style in order to create a clean environment for the Chinese film industry and contribute to building China into a country with a strong socialist culture.
The convention called on Chinese film practitioners to stick to loving the country and the people and to firmly oppose any remark or behavior attempting to split the country, destroy national unity, damage social harmony and stability or infringe people's interests.
It requires film practitioners to comply with the laws and regulations on environmental protection, cultural relics protection and production safety at filming sites; resolutely resist tax evasion, pornography, gambling and drugs.
It also expresses opposition against violating behaviors like exorbitant pay, ghostwriting by gunmen, malicious hype, fake box office and illegal reprinting, and calls on the industry to abandon abnormal aesthetics.
The convention encourages film practitioners to tell good Chinese stories while opposing vilifying heroes or xenophobia.
It also vows to crack down on rumors, internet violence and fanatic "fan circle" culture.
Film is an important part of the cultural industry, and its works are directly related to the construction and development of social culture, industry observers said.
Film workers are the most critical force in the film creation process, and their professional ethics and quality level directly affect the quality and influence of film works, thus the latest convention of the China Film Association is of great significance, especially given the fact that, in recent years, various chaos and even illegal activities have been revealed in the film and television industry in China, observers noted.
The observers believe that through the joint efforts of film workers, more excellent film works will be created in China, and more positive contributions will be made by the Chinese film industry to build a culturally strong country and create a spiritual home.