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 Canyu, the directives were issued by the Beijing Municipal Network Propaganda Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to Canyu by insiders. China Copyright and Media has not verified the source.
The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media.
12 May 2006, 23:40, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Chen Hua
Everyone, this has been notified in the afternoon, and is now stressed. When reprinting articles criticizing the “No Worries” theater group’s destruction of the environment, do not reprint articles linking this matter with Chen Kaige’s participation in the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony, websites may not report or track netizens’ name-signing activities concerning this matter. All articles and pages that are inconsistent with the above requirements must be speedily removed.
14 May 2006, 10:40, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao
All websites are requested to speedily delete the article “Many Hugely Corrupt High Officials Convicted to Suspended Death Sentence, Evoking Challenges,” where special subjects have already been made, please delete them speedily.
15 May 2006, 13:24, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Fan Tao
All websites are requested to use the Qianlong article Beijing Network Media Association Openly Recruits 200 Network Supervision Staff to replace the present header of “Initiating the Wind of Network Civilization,” and place a summary on the main page of websites. Please reprint another Qianlong article Silicon Valley Drives the Start of ‘IT Websites Run the Web in a Civilized Manner’ Activities in the second line of the header at the same time, and put an abstract in the important news section of the news
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