Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (4)

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. 30 September 2005 On 1 October, the main media in Guangdong Province will publish a news article on “The Earlier Motion to Dismiss the Village Committee Chair in Taishi Village Has Become Invalid, Safeguarding the Lawful Rights and Interests of the Villagers of Taishi According to the Law,” all websites are requested to not transmit this news article, forum trackers are also not to post this article. 30 September 2005 (1) It is not permitted to publish “Zhuhai Municipal People’s Congress Launches Appraisal and Judgment Activities, Designs Dismissal Rules” and other reports, existing reports must be promptly removed. Do not disseminate or discuss the viewpoint that “major matters must go through the National People’s Congress.” 2005-9-30 (2) The Yannan Community has already been closed, no website may discuss this topic! 29 September 2005 (1) Concerning the “Wang Binyu Case” and the “Panyu Taishi Village Incident,” only use Xinhua copy, it is strictly prohibited to use copy from any other source. Concerning the Wang Binyu case, only positive guiding posts can be issued, and these may only been posted after the Foreign Propaganda Office appoints a special person to examine and verify the “keeping the gate,” other posts must be completely cleaned up. Concerning the incident of recalling village officials in Taishi Village, Panyu, all posts already ...
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