CC and State Council rules on the security of document dossier and confidential material during the Cultural Revolution.

CCP Central Committee and State Council rules on the security of document dossier and confidential material during the Cultural Revolution. 

Zhongfa [66] n. 464

To all central offices, party committees and commissions of provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions:

The Cultural Revolution is developing swiftly in every organization. To guarantee that party and state document dossiers and confidential documents are not disarranged and lost, the following rules are issued: 

1. Document dossiers and confidential documents of party and state organs, the army and people’s organizations are the highest secrets of the party and the state, and all personnel as well as revolutionary teachers, students and staff have the duty to protect them. [Documents] are not to be demanded and used at will without a procedure regulated by organizations.

2. When due to the needs of Cultural Revolution movements it is necessary to consult dossiers and documents from one’s own unit, a request must be made through the unit’s cultural revolution committee, and agreement of the unit’s party-state leaders must be obtained. [Files] can be read inside the organization and are to be returned after reading. Copying is not allowed. 

3. If dossiers and files in article 2 are confidential, and the units’ party-state leaders have not the power to decide, or they deem they cannot agree, it is necessary that the matter be reported to the higher level party committee for approval and solution. Or it can be directly raised to the provincial committee and the provincial commission, who are responsible for finding a solution.

4. No one can forcibly enter archives and storehouses holding confidential materials. If during a movement similar conducts by the masses take place, cadre surveillance is to be immediately strengthened, and the masses are to be dissuaded. At the same time, the matter is to be immediately reported to the General Office of the provincial committee or to the General Office of the provincial commission, and emergency measures to guarantee the security of party and state secrets are to be adopted. When damage by individual counter-revolutionaries or bad elements actually occurs, they are to be dealt with immediately according to the law. 

5. When leading organizations of departments are paralized and unable to control document dossiers and confidential documents, their managing departments at the higher level must adopt early security measures, to guarantee the security of document dossiers and confidential materials. When necessary, the General Office of the provincial committee or the General Office of the provincial commission can be consulted for assistance. 

CCP CC

State Council

7 September 1966

  

中共中央、国务院关于在文化大革命中保护各种文件档案和机密资料安全的规定

  中发 [66] 464 号

  各中央局,各省、市、自治区党委、人委:

  现在文化大革命正在各机关迅速开展,为确保党和国家的文件档案和机密资料不致搞乱和丧失,现作如下规定:

  一、党政军机关和人民团体的文件档案和机密资料系党和国家的最高机密,所有工作人员和革命师生员工,都有保护责任。未经规定的组织手续,任何人不得任意索取和动用。

  二、由于文化革命运动的需要,必须查阅本单位档案和资料时,应经由本单位的文化革命委员会提出,得到本单位党政领导机关同意,可以在本机关内调阅,阅后立即归还,不许抄传。

  三、有关第二条的档案和资料,如属机密性质,而单位党政领导机关又无权决定,或认为不能同意的,则需报经上级党委批准解决。或直接向省委、省人委提出,由省委、省人委负责解决。

  四、任何人不得强行进入档案室和储存机密资料的库房。如运动中发生群众性的类此行动时,应立即加强干部负责保护,并对群众进行劝阻;同时应立即报告省委办公厅或省人委办公厅采取紧急措施,保证党和国家机密的安全。如确实发现个别反革命分子或坏分子进行破坏时,应立即依法处理。

  五、个别部门的领导机关如已瘫痪,无力控制文件档案和机密资料时,上级主管部门须及早采取安全措施,以确保文件档案和机密资料的安全。必要时可商请省委办公厅或省人委办公厅予以协助。

  中共中央
  国 务 院
  一九六六年九月七日

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