Xinhua’s Revision Notice on Xi Jinping’s Speech

From the Hong Kong-based Ming Pao, via the New Century News, translated by CDT:

On March 1st, the official Xinhua News Agency reported that Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who also serves as president of the Central School of the Chinese Communist Party, made a speech emphasizing that cadres must improve their own overall capacity and loyalty to the party. The report itself is not too newsworthy. But on the same night, Xinhua News Agency issued a revision of the speech to the Chinese media, and the revision is interesting.

Here is the full text of Xinhua’s revision notice: In today’s broadcast of the report, “Xi Jinping Emphasizes Cadres Must Improve Their Own Overall Capacity and Loyalty to the Party, the end of the third paragraph read, “Six, one must improve their capability in dealing with the media, be good at using media correctly, manage media scientifically, and effectively guide public opinion.” Please change this paragraph to “Six, one must improve their capability in dealing with the media, respect the ways that news and public opinion propagates, correctly guide public opinion, be closely in touch with the media, self-consciously accept being monitored by public opinion.”

官方新华社3月1日曾经就一则新闻,报道身兼中央党校校长的国家副主席习近平在中央党校春季开学典礼上的讲话,强调领导干部要加强党性修养提高综合素质。这篇报道本身并无太多新意,但新华社在发稿当晚发出的改稿通知,颇耐人寻味。

新华社的改稿通知全文如下﹕今播《习近平强调,领导干部要加强党性修养提高综合素质》稿,三段末「六要提高同媒体打交道的能力,善于正确运用媒体、科学管理媒体,有效引导社会舆论。」请改为「六要提高同媒体打交道的能力,尊重新闻舆论的传播规律,正确引导社会舆论,要与媒体保持密切联繫,自觉接受舆论监督」。

March 4, 2009 10:03 PM
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