Latest Directives From the Ministry of Truth, April 2-8, 2011

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to those instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to confirm their implementation.
State Council Information Office: Reform of Monopolistic Industries
April 8, 2011
From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to repost on both their front pages and headline news sections the article, “Reform and Attack of Monopolistic Industries in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.”
国新办:垄断行业改革
国新办:请网站在双首页要闻区突出转载“十二五垄断行业改革攻艰”的文章。
State Council Information Office: SCIO Unveils iPad Platform
April 8, 2011-04-11
From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to post in a prominent position the article: “China State Council News and Information Office Formally Unveils iPad App to Better Introduce the World to China.”
国新办:国新办亮相iPad
国新办:请各网站在首要位置突出登载“中国国务院新闻办正式亮相iPad 更好地向世界介绍中国”一文
State Council Information Office: The “Rights Maintenance” Peasant Zhou Decai
April 8, 2011
From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to delete the posting “Proposal Offered to ‘Rights Protection’ (wei quan) Tobacco Workers Around the Country by China ‘Rights Protection’ Peasant Zhou Decai,” as well as all related information.
国新办:维权农民周德才
国新办:请各网站删除“中国维权农民周德才向全国烟草维权工人发出的倡议”帖文以及相关信息
State Council Information Office: The School Motto “Esteem Morality”
April 7, 2011
From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to prominently post the article “The School Motto ‘Honor Morality’ Has Begun to Circulate Among Teachers and Students at Hebei Agricultural University (Hebei Nongda).”
国新办:“崇德”校训
国新办:各网站请突出转发“”崇德”校训融入河北农大师生血脉”一文

State Council Information Office: The Song Meat Pancake
April 2, 2011
From the State Council Information Office: All websites, particularly those with video and audio channels, are to look for

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