Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (13)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005 to 2007. According to , the directives were issued by the Municipal Network Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to by insiders. has not verified the source.

The translations are by Rogier Creemers of .

3 April 2006, 8:55, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao

Please timely reprint this in the important news section of the News Center: “Disaster Precaution and Emergency Response Handbook” is given to urban residents, mayor Wang Qishan delivers a speech, http://beijing.qianlong.com/3825/2006/04/03/2442@3089383.htm. This city will freely issue the handbook on disaster precaution and emergency response to urban residents, http://www.beijing.gov.cn/rdgz/t341408.htm. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

3 April 2006, 16:03, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Chen Hua

Everyone, today, the article in the Beijing Modern Commercial Daily “Money Laundering Domestic Films” (general idea), forums are not to discuss this.

9 April 2006, 18:26, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao

The Proposal Letter must be put in the header of the news section of the main page of websites, and in a large header on the main page of the news center (on a red background); website forums and all forum websites are to reprint it at the top at the same time; websites send short messages with the headline of that day, all websites, when reprinting, may not change title or content. Content of trackers must be kept under control, trackers must be supporting and have positive content. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

Please pay attention, websites having short message services, please only send short messages after eight o’clock tomorrow. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

10 April 2006, 9:43, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao

Experts state that Japan’s choice for a China expert as ambassador in China is intended to foster good will, 10 April 2006, 1:26, Dongfang Net. Please delete this.

10 April 2006 (Monday), 10:57

All websites are requested to timely reprint the Beijing Daily commentator’s article Run the Web and Use the Web in a Civilized Manner, (Beijing Daily information, under the information follows the Beijing Daily commentator’s article); at the same time, reprint the People’s Daily commentator’s article Promote Honour and Abandon Disgrace, Run the Web in a Civilized Manner. Furthermore, please let the Letter of Proposal in place until eight o’ clock tonight, after removing it from the header, corresponding content is to be continuously maintained in the important news section. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

11 April 2006, 8:59, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao

Sino-American Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade meeting held today, the U.S. side pressures China on exchange rate reform – please push this to the back stage!

11 April 2006, 15:04

On the case of “30 deaths after explosion in the original Pingxuangang Coal and Electricity Company Hospital” in Shanxi, do not make special subjects, do not make header pictures, and remove it from the important news section to the domestic news section. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

11 April 2006

Xinhua will issue an article entitles “Main Central News Websites Jointly Issue a ‘Letter of Response on Running the Internet in a Civilized Manner,'” please reprint it; make it into a header title on websites’ main pages and news centers, and into a large title in news centers on a red background, keep it there fore 24 hours; it will do for all websites to put the present headers into special subjects. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

12 April 2006, 9:00, Beijing Information Office, Fan Tao

Please remove the two articles “Train Collision on Beijing-Kowloon Line Causes 10 Hours of Interruption (Images)” and “Beijing-Kowloon Line Train Collision Means 7000 Passengers Delayed or Needing Ticket Refund” from the main pages of websites and news centers. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

12 April 2006, 9:00

Fan Tao (Municipal Government Information Office-Municipal Internet Management Office: 65278743) says:

Please completely reprint the Beijing Evening News article Zhang Pingzheng Brought “Grandmother” into Marriage 25 Years Ago – a Rare Loving Act of a Young Woman for a Grandparent without Blood Relationship. Please acknowledge receipt, thank you.

13 April 2006, 22:00, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Chen Hua

Everyone, issue this article in a news header on the main page of websites and a large header in the news center, http://news.qianlong.com/28874/2006/04/13/1160@3116849.htm.

Issue this article in a smaller header under the large header of the news center, http://beijing.qianlong.com/3825/2006/04/13/178@3115767.htm.

Everyone, please clean up information in your forums and blogs on the wedding of Zhang Chunxian and Li Xiuping, no longer report it.

2006年4月3日16时03分 北京市新闻办公室 陈华


2006年4月9日18时26分 北京市新闻办公室 范涛



06年4月10日9时43分 北京市新闻办公室 范涛


2006年04月10日01:26 东方网


2006-4-10 (星期一) 10:57

请各网及时转载北京日报评论员文章《文明办网文明上网》http://epaper.bjd.com.cn/rb/20060410/200604/t5206.htm(北京日报消息,消息下面跟着北 京日报评论员文章);同时转载人民日报评论员文章《扬荣弃耻文明办网》http://politics.people.com.cn/GB/1026 /4283456.html。另外,倡议书请放到今晚8点,从头条撤下后,相关内容继续保留在要闻区。收到请回复,谢谢。

2006年4月11日8时59分 北京市新闻办公室 范涛

中美商贸联委会今起举行 美方将对中国汇改施压 ——请压到后台!

2006-4-11 15:04




2006年 4月12日9时 分 北京市新闻办公室 范涛


2006年 4月12日9时

范 涛 (市政府新闻办/市网管办:65278473) 说:


06年 4月13日22时 分 北京市新闻办公室 陈华






These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on November 20, 2012 (here).