If the main body of the application is the central news unit (including its controlling unit) or the unit in charge of the central news and publicity department, the Cyberspace Administration of China shall accept and decide;
If the applicant is a local news unit (including its holding unit) or a unit in charge of a local news and publicity department, the Internet Information Office of the province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the Central Government shall Accept and decide;
If the applicant is from another entity, it shall be decided by the State Internet Information Office after the acceptance and preliminary examination by the Internet Information Office of the province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the Central Government.
The Internet News Information Service License is valid for three years. After the validity period expires, those who need to continue to engage in Internet news information service activities shall apply for renewal 30 days before the validity period expires.
Anyone who conducts Internet news information service activities without permission or beyond the scope of permission shall be ordered by the national and provincial, autonomous region and municipal Internet Information Offices to stop relevant services according to their duties. A fine of not less than 10,000 yuan but not more than 30,000 yuan shall be imposed.