Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (24)

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. 23 July 2006, 14:30, Network Management Office, Chen Hua “The ‘Problem Loan’ of 3.2 Billion Eliminates Zhang Rongkun” in the 21st Century Business Herald is not to be reprinted without exception, or to be discussed in forums. It cannot be put on blogs. Where it is discovered, delete it immediately. Make “Zhang Rongkun” into a keyword on blog networks. No corresponding content may appear on forums, columns and individual blogs. 25 July 2006, 10:00, Network Management Office, Duty Manager Please direct all search results for “Hu Haiqing” and “Lang Xianping” towards news websites, clean up all information about these two persons, including forums and blogs, which must be cleaned op, only maintain the content of news websites. 26 July 2006, 10:11, Chen Hua (1) Concerning the issue of the North Korea nuclear crisis, forums are no longer to actively set up discussion topics; (2) Discussions concerning the household situation of Kim Jong-il or against South Korea may not be played up, lower the temperature on forums; (3) Please remove the First Financial Daily report concerning reform of undertaking work units from the front page of news and the front page of websites; (4) It is strictly prohibited to gather news or translate foreign news dispatches about the attack on United Nations observers, manage posts and forums ...
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One Response to Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (24)

  1. Will says:

    No wonder a huge unmarked building in Beijing houses the Propaganda Bureau. Taxpayers must fund an army of censors and “internet commentators” to slash unwanted reports, spin stories like crazy, and create an appearance of perfect order and upright governance under lawless one-party authoritarian rule.