Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth: May 17 – May 24, 2010
The Chinese blog Ministry of Truth has compiled a number of recent orders issued by various propaganda departments and other government agencies over news reporting of recent events. Translated by CDT:
May 24, 2010
Regarding the Cheonan incident, reports should only use copy circulated from Xinhua. Strictly follow the attitude of spokespeople from the Foreign Ministry when reporting. Do not hype the incident; do not quote commentaries from foreign media.
This message comes from the Ministry of Justice:
There are still media outlets publishing He Weifang’s article. We suggest that this no longer be published, but do not institute inflexible rules. He has not yet gone too far, and he is different from people like Teng Biao. In other matters, Yuan Tengfei recently openly criticized Mao; from now on his articles are not to be published. Sun Liping’s articles have recently spread widely on the Internet. He says too much, and has already started to become a problem.
May 17, 2010
For Xu Yuyuan’s initial decision in the kindergarten stabbing incident at Taixing, Jiangsu, use copy circulated from Xinhua. For the second decision and the sentencing, all media outlets are not to give reports. For similar cases, in your reporting do not hype, and do not make in-depth reports that connect [the incidences] together.