Ministry of Truth: Two-Child Policy

The following example of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, has been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to those instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” 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.
Guangdong Propaganda Department: Do not report or comment on expert discussion of a “two-child policy.” (November 6, 2012)
广东省委宣传部:有关专家学者讨论放开二胎生育问题,不报道不评论。

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One Response to Ministry of Truth: Two-Child Policy

  1. Will says:

    Yep, every province under CCP rule has its provincial Ministry of Truth or propaganda department, even Guangdong. All such departments trade in disinformation, cover-ups, gag orders, and the like.