Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth: May 27 – May 30, 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:

More about China’s “Ministry of Truth,” please see here.

May 30, 2010

Do not report on the bankruptcy of the textile factory in Guangyuan, Sichuan. Do not hype problems related to high-end, luxury homes, and housing for public officials. Use with care figures from intermediary organizations and non-governmental investigations, as well as perspectives from individual blogs. Fully report on how local areas are putting into practice Document 10 from the State Council.


May 29, 2010

1. Absolutely no reporting on the Foxconn incident.

2. Absolutely no reporting on the Honda plant strike.

3. Regarding the killings by the mentally disordered person in Tongshan, Xuzhou: if you report, use circulating copy from the local propaganda bureau.



May 28, 2010

Regarding the Foxconn incident, on the Internet, other than copy circulated from Xinhua, do not give further reports. All special reports and transmitted news should be deleted. All forums and blogs are not allowed to post further new commentary, and all comments made prior to the twelfth suicide should be closed off and buried. Tonight all websites must complete clean-up procedures; do not leave any space untouched. Websites in repeated violation that do not heed this call and do not put it strongly into effect will be heavily fined.


May 27, 2010

For information on the linked suicides at “Foxconn,” only use news copy about the attitude of the local government and the apology by Guo Taiming. Do not give details about the twelfth suicide.