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.

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。

对于新闻首页和新闻中心页面以及论坛、博客、微博首页等页面不出现出新闻网以外的任何有关“富士康”方面的信息。如果有请自行清除。

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.

有关富士康事件,网上除新华社对内通稿外,不再报道,凡有专题、新闻采纳的一律撤销。论坛、博客一律不得再出现新的相关贴文,12跳前的贴文全部锁定下沉。各网站今晚要完成清理任务,不得留任何死角。对多次违规、不听招呼、落实不力的网站,要予以重罚。

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.

“富士康”连环自杀消息只用地方政府表态和郭台铭致歉的新闻稿件,“第12跳”不做内容推荐。