Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (20)

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 management departments and provided to to by insiders. has not verified the source.

The translations are by Rogier Creemers of .

11 June 2006, 15:00, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Concerning the matter of the Beijing Vice-Mayor Liu Zhihua, water it down, only reprint copy, do not change titles, do not put it on main pages of websites and the important news sections of websites, do not set up special subject sections, do not make corresponding links, do not set up commentary trackers, it may be put in the lower part of the domestic news section in the news center. Forums, blogs, trackers and other interactive segments are not to post or discuss this, do not send short messages.

12 June 2006, 15:52, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone: For reporting the Shanghai Cooperation Summit, only use Xinhua copy, do not transmit copy from other sources; it is especially not permitted to reprint non-standard source copy that discloses the contradictions and disagreements between the member states; do not say that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an anti-United States organization; forums and blogs also can only use Xinhua copy for posts, and are not permitted to issue copy with other content, where matters are discovered that do not conform to the above requirements, they are to be deleted without exception;

Reports concerning the situation in Thailand must maintain neutrality, and not comment or play up the political situation, it is not permitted to use or post information from foreign media and websites.

12 June 2006, 16:55, Network Management Office, Duty manager

No website may reprint all sorts of “Protect the Diaoyu Islands” or “Occupy the Diaoyu Islands” activities in the near future, forums and blogs may also not post this sort of information.

13 June 2006, 15:38,

Concerning the matter of Liu Zhihua, without exception use Xinhua copy, everyone is requested to investigate their own websites for whether or not articles from the China Industry and Commerce Times are present, if they are, delete them without exception, the finance and economics channel is to be especially notified.

13 June 2006, 9:59, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone, please place the special subject of “running the web in a civilized manner” on the main page of present websites and in the part for running the web in a civilized manner, in the second line of the important news section of the news center, juxtapose it with the science and technology Olympics and the red meetings, the article of Zheng Peimin may be moved to the backstage.

14 June 2006, 11:12, Chen Hua

In the last few days, posts concerning “ questions were leaked in a number of districts in ” appeared forum, news trackers and blogs, creating a harmful social influence. All websites are requested to not print news and comment related to this matter, it is not to be discussed in forums, and existing articles and posts must be deleted.

15 June 2006, 15:26, Network Management Office, Duty manager

“New Countryside Construction Triggers a Wave of Overseas Fact-Finding Trips, 30.000 Chinese Officials Go to Korea for Study,” published by the Caijing Times is false information. All websites are requested to delete this article, where there are relevant posts in forums, these must also be timely deleted.

15 June 2006, 15:37, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Stressed: For reports on the Shanghai Cooperation Summit, only use Xinhua copy, copy from other sources may not be used without exception, it is strictly prohibited to edit or translate foreign media information; close news trackers on information on the Shanghai Cooperation Summit; discussions on forums and blogs concerning the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are limited to posting of official Xinhua copy, do not open trackers; delete posts in forums that attack the Summit, attack the preparation work for the Summit, believe that this Summit is opposition to the United States, as well as debates on , and this Summit.

15 June 2006, 22:07, Chen Hua

Concerning information on the accident of a military transport plane, only transmit Xinhua copy, no news trackers may be set up, forums are limited to posting official Xinhua copy, do not discuss.

16 June 2006, 18:33, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Some media reprinted information on “sudden scandal about adding sports points in the college entrance exam.” In order to guarantee the smooth process of higher education student recruitment work, and safeguard social stability, all websites are no longer to reprint this report, forums and trackers, etc., are also not to discuss this matter.

16 June 2006, 19:33, Fan Tao

All websites are requested to investigate whether or not there are posts in forums and blogs concerning a folk organization in Guilin attacking a Xinjiang pickpocket and criminal (images and text), and speedily delete this post and corresponding posts.

17 June 2006, 14:31, Chen Hua

Everyone, do not set up forums, blogs or trackers on taxis and drivers without exception, do not discuss corresponding topics. All are requested to deal with this.

17 June 2006, 18:35, Chen Hua

Everyone, in recent times, not a few reports and posts have emerged online concerning “death through overwork” of the Shenzhen employee Hu Xinyu, all websites are requested to no longer transmit this sort of articles, existing articles must be completely pushed to the back stage, do not post articles concerning the “death through overwork” of Hu Xinyu in forums and blogs.

19 June 2006, 9:11, Lu Chao

Internal information: there is a rumor that there will be a taxi driver strike on 1 July, please strengthen control over corresponding information, if there is information, timely give it to us, telephone: 85223522.

 

2006年6月北京网管办发出的禁令(二)

2006年6月11日15时00分 网管办值班

关于北京副市长刘志华一事,淡化处理,只转新华社通稿,不改标题,不放网站首页和新闻中心要闻区,不建专题,不作相关链接,不开评论跟贴,可放新闻中心国内新闻下部。论坛、博客、贴吧等互动环节不贴发,不讨论,不发短信。

2006年6月12日15时52分 网管办值班

各位:上海合作峰会的报道,只用新华社的,不得转发其他来源的;特别不许转载那些披露成员国之间矛盾和分歧的非规范稿源用稿;不要把上合组织说成是对抗美国的组织;论坛、博客也只能帖发新华社通稿,不得帖发其他内容的稿件,发现与上述要求不符的一律删除;

涉及泰国局势的报道要守中立,对其政局不评论、不炒作、不得引用、帖发境外媒体和网站的消息;

2006年6月12日16时55分 网管办值班

各网站不要转载近期的各种“保钓”“登钓”活动,论坛、博客也不得帖发此类信息

2006年6月13日15时38分 陈华

关于刘志华的事,一律用新华社的稿件,今天有中华工商时报的稿子请大家清查自家网站,如有,一律删除,特别通知财经频道。

2006年6月13日09时59分 网管办值班

各位,请将“文明办网”专题放在目前网站首页和新闻中心要闻区二条的文明办网位置中,与科技奥运、红色会议并列,郑培民的可转入后台。

2006年6月14日11时12分 陈华

这几天,论坛、新闻跟帖及博客中出现有关”辽宁高考部分地区泄题”的贴文,造成不良社会影响。请各网站不刊发有关此事的新闻和评论,论坛中不讨论,已有文章和帖文即作删除处理。

2006年6月15日15时26分 网管办值班

《财经时报》刊发的“新农村建设引发出国考察潮 三万中国官员将赴韩学习”为虚假消息。请各网站删除此稿,论坛中有关帖文也要及时删除。

2006年6月15日15时37分 网管办值班

强调:上合峰会的报道只使用新华社稿件,其他来源稿件一律不得使用,严禁编译境外媒体消息;关闭上合峰会消息的新闻跟帖;论坛、博客中关于上海合作 组织峰会的讨论仅限于贴发新华社正式稿件,不开跟帖;清除论坛中攻击峰会,攻击峰会准备工作,认为这次峰会是与美国的对抗,以及议论伊朗、巴基斯坦参与这 次峰会的帖文。

2006年6月15日22时07分 陈华

关于军用运输机失事的消息只转发新华社稿,不得开设新闻跟贴,论坛只限于贴发新华社正式新闻稿,不议论

2006年6月16日18时33分 网管办值班

有媒体转载”湖南高考体育加分暴丑闻”消息。为确保高考招生工作顺利进行,维护社会稳定,各网站不再转载该篇报道,论坛贴吧等也不讨论此事。

2006年6月16日19时33分 范 涛

请各网清查一下论坛或博客中是否有关于桂林民间组织打击新疆小偷犯罪(图并文)的帖文,如发现,迅速删除此帖文及相关跟帖.

2006年6月17日14时31分 陈华

各位,一律不开设出租车及司机相关论坛、博客、帖吧,不讨论相关话题。请各自清理。

2006年6月17日18时35分 陈华

各位,近一段时间以来,网上有不少关于深圳员工胡新宇”过劳死”的报道和帖文,请各网站不再转发此类文章,已有的要全部压到后台,论坛和博客中也不要贴发有关胡新宇”过劳死”的文章。

2006年6月19日09时11分 卢超

内部消息:7月1日有出租司机传言罢工 ,请加强相关信息监控,有消息及时报给我,电话:85223522

These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on November 27, 2012 (here).