Ministry of Truth: Power and Air

The following examples of 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 “.” 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.

Since directives are sometimes communicated orally to journalists and editors, who then leak them online, the wording published here may not be exact. The original publication date is noted after the directives; the date given may indicate when the directive was leaked, rather than when it was issued. CDT does its utmost to verify dates and wording, but also takes precautions to protect the source.
Guandong Department: The media must not continue to report on being cast as the imaginary enemy at the Air Show. (November 19, 2012)


Guandong Propaganda Department: The County government has again issued public announcements and public participation advertisements for the launch of the environmental impact assessment of the No. 4 Natural Resources and Thermal Power Plant (formerly the Panyu Life Waste Incineration Power Plant). All media are to report in accordance with news wire copy provided by Panyu. To not comment on or hype the story. (November 19, 2012)