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:
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.
四川广元市元纺织厂破产事件不报道。 不炒作高档房、别墅和公务员住房问题，慎用中介机构、民间调查数据和个人博客观点。 报道好各地如何落实国务院10号文件。
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.
1、富士康一事一律不报道； 2、广州本田罢工一事一律不报； 3、徐州铜山一精神病患者杀人一事，若报道，请用当地宣传部门的通稿。
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.