Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (35)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media , 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 .

10 January 2007, 18:45

All websites: Concerning our enterprises buying energy abroad and the activities of strategic resource enterprises, only reprint information from People’s Daily, Xinhua and other main central news work units for online reporting, deal with it in a low-key manner, it is prohibited to play this up. Forums and blogs may not discuss this.

10 January 2007, 18:45

All search engines: Please ensure that there are no search results for the following keywords: “Beijing Television General Editor,” “Beijing Television General Editor Zhang Xiao,” ” Beijing Television Vice-General Editor,” “Beijing Television Forbidden City Film Company President Zhang Qiang,” “Forbidden City Film Company President Zhang Qiang,” “Cai Wenyan” [Translator’s note: four different combinations of characters pronounced “Cai Wenyan” are given].

10 January 2007, 19:00

All search engines, please ensure that there are no search results for the following keywords: “Beijing Television General Editor,” “Beijing Television General Editor Zhang Xiao,” ” Beijing Television Vice-General Editor,” “Beijing Television Vice-General Editor Zhang Qiang,” “Beijing Television Forbidden City Film Company President Zhang Qiang,” “Forbidden City Film Company President,” “Beijing Forbidden City Film Company President Zhang Qiang,” “Forbidden City Film Company President Zhang Qiang,” ” Cai Wenyan” [Translator’s note: four different combinations of characters pronounced “Cai Wenyan” are given].

Please acknowledge receipt!

10 January 2007, 19:14

“Beijing Propaganda Department Director Cai,” “Beijing Propaganda Department – Cai,” “Beijing Propaganda Department Director,” “general offensive against corruption,” “Central Discipline Inspection Committee – Beijing – Cai,” “Jia – in charge,” ‘Beijing’s general offensive against corruption begins”, “Cai’s successful official career,” “Beijing’s general offensive against corruption,” please make the above into keywords for screening so there are no search results.

16 January 2007, 16:10

All websites: please delete the China News Agency article “Zhang Shougong Replaces Jiang Zehui as Director of the Chinese Academy of Forestry,” wait for official copy from Xinhua, when reprinting Xinhua copy, please close trackers.

11 January 2007, 17:50

All websites, please make “Beijing, Propaganda Department Director” and “Liu Xiangzhong” into keywords for screening, ensure that there are no search results.

13 January 2007, 17:31

On the visit of the United States Deputy Secretary of State, only use Xinhua copy, do not engage in online interviews; for the United Nations decision to sanction Burma, only use Xinhua copy, do not play up opposition between China and the U.S.; on the kidnapping of Chinese citizens in Nigeria, only use Xinhua copy, do not conduct interviews, do not report the Nigerian declarations; concerning the matter of the United States threatening sanctions against companies cooperating with Iran, only use Xinhua copy, do not make comment-type articles, do not open trackers, forums are not to discuss this. All the above must be watered down.

13 January 2007, 22:51, Beijing Municipal Network Management Department, Zhang Lei

All information concerning the New Academic Club in Henan is to be deleted immediately upon discovery, forums and blogs are not to discuss this.

15 January 2007: 10:42, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Yang Le

All websites: the United States Department of Defense has published a game, its name is “A Stronger Force,” there are to be no reports without exception about this game, existing reports are to be removed without exception.

16 January 2007, 10:26, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Yang Le

Recently some websites posted harmful information that a lecturer at Peking University disseminated on a so-called Liu Hulan was beheaded by a fellow villager, leading to a negative influence. All websites are requested to remove related articles and discussions as soon as possible from all columns and editions.

17 January 2007, 11:21, Beijing Municipal Information Office, Yang Le

A batch of new keywords is to be added:

“Cai Fuchao under investigation on the one hand and shows face on the other, displays that the force of corruption puts up stubborn resistance,” “under investigation on the one hand and shows face on the other – puts up stubborn resistance,” “Cai Fuchao under investigation on the one hand,” “Cai Fuchao – under investigation on the one hand and shows face,” “Cai Fuchao – under investigation on the one hand,” “Cai Fuchao – shows face on the other,” “under investigation on the one hand and shows face on the other,” “displays that the force of corruption puts up stubborn resistance,” “the force of corruption puts up stubborn resistance,” “force of corruption – puts up stubborn resistance,” “corruption – puts up stubborn resistance,, “Cai Fuchao – the force of corruption,” Cai Fuchao – puts up stubborn resistance,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – Central Discipline Inspection Committee,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – under investigation,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – investigation,” “Cai Fuchao – investigation,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – economic problems,” “Cai Fuchao – economic problems,” “Cai Fuchao – something happened,” “Cai Fuchao – Duowei,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – Duowei,” “Central Discipline Inspection Committee – Cai Fuchao – economic problems,” “Beijing Municipal Committee Standing Committee – Cai Fuchao – economic problems,” “Propaganda Department director – economic problems,” “Beijing Propaganda Department director – economic problems,” “Cai Fuchao – Ma Zhipeng,” “Ma Zhipeng – Cai Fuchao – economic problems.”

17 January 2007, 18:31, Beijing Municipal Internet Management Office Internet Propaganda Management Service Platform

“Ministry of Communication’s Letter of Response to Professor Gao Jiawei” is false news, all websites are requested to delete corresponding information as soon as possible, forums, blogs and other columns are not to repost or discuss this. Websites’ duty managing comrades receiving this, please acknowledge, and please deal with this immediately.

17 January 2007, 17:25:46

Pay high attention to the situation concerning “Gao Qinrong,” it is said that Gao will be a guest at Yahoo, Sina, Sohu, and other portal websites to “talk about the facts of his injustice,” please admonish all websites that invite Gao to be a guest on that website.

16 January 2007, 18:03:32

All websites: Please pay attention to the following points in reports concerning the previous Thai prime minister Thaksin: (1) Do not report the situation of the activities in China of Thaksin and his family members; (2) Do not comment on situations in Thailand related to Thaksin; (3) Do not play up Thaksin’s coming to China, do not set up special subjects for content related to Thaksin.

17 January 2007, 20:17

The newest notice: Concerning China University of Politics and Law professor Gao Jiawei’s letter to the Ministry of Communications on the issue of the Ministry of Communication’s levying road tax as well as the false news “Ministry of Communication’s Letter of Response to Professor Gao Jiawei,” there is to be no reporting without exception. Please deal with this immediately!

15 January 2007, 09:04:03

Add a few keywords, please ensure similarly that there are no search results.

Add the instructed content: “Asia Weekly,” “News Eye,” “Asia Weekly News Eye,” “Asia Weekly – News Eye.”

2007年1月北京网管办发出的禁令(一)

2007年1月10日18时45分

各网:关于我企业在境外并购能源、战略性资源类企业 活动,网上报道只转发人民日报、新华社等中央主要新闻单位 消息,低调处理,禁止炒作。论坛和博客不得讨论。
2007年1月10日18时45分

各搜索引擎:请将以下关键词设为搜索无结果,”北京电视台总编辑”,”北京电视台总编辑张晓”,”北京电视台副编辑”,”北京紫金城影业公司总经理张强”,”紫金城影业公司总经理张强”,”蔡文艳”,”蔡文燕”,”蔡雯燕”,”蔡雯艳”.
2007年1月10日19时00分

各搜索引擎:请将以下关键词设为搜索无结果–”北京电视台总编辑”、”北京电视台总编辑张晓”、”北京电视台副总编辑”、”北京电视台副总编辑张 强”、”北京紫荆城影业公司总经理”、”紫荆城影业公司总经理”、”北京紫荆城影业公司总经理张强”、”紫荆城影业公司总经理张强”、”北京紫金城影业公 司总经理”、”紫金城影业公司总经理”、”北京紫金城影业公司总经理张强”、”紫金城影业公司总经理张强”、”蔡文艳”、”蔡文燕”、”蔡雯艳”、”蔡雯 燕”。

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2007年1月10日19时14分

“北京宣传部长蔡”、”北京宣传部长 蔡”、”北京市宣传部长”、”反腐总攻”、”中纪委 北京 蔡”、”贾 主政”、”北京反腐总攻开始”、”蔡官运亨通”、”北京反腐总攻”,请将以上关键词屏蔽为搜索无结果。
2007年1月11日16时10分

各网:请将中新社“张守攻接替江泽慧出任中国林科院院长”一稿删除,等新华社的正式稿件,转载新华社稿件时请关闭跟帖。
2007年1月11日17时50分

各网:请将“北京,宣传部长”、“刘向忠”设为关键词屏蔽,设成搜索无结果。
2007年1月13日17时31分

美副国务卿来访,只用新华社通稿,不做在线访谈;联合国表决制裁缅甸,只用新华社通稿,不要炒作中美对抗;对中国公民在尼被劫,只用新华社通稿,不 做访谈,对尼方表态不报;对美国扬言制裁与伊朗合作公司一事,只用新华社通稿,不发评论性稿件,不开跟贴论坛不讨论。以上均要淡化处理。
2007年1月13日22时51分 北京市网管办张磊

关于河南新学术俱乐部的一切信息发现后立即删除,论坛、博客不讨论。
2007年1月15日10时42分 北京市新闻办扬乐

各网:美国国防部推出一款游戏,名为”更强的力量”,关于这款游戏一律不报道,已有的报道一律删除.
2007年1月16日10时26分 北京市新闻办扬乐

近日,一些网站贴发北大一教师散布的所谓刘胡兰死在乡亲铡刀下的不良信息,导致负面影响。请各网站尽快从各栏目和版块将有关文章和言论删除。
2007年1月17日11时21分北京市新闻办扬乐

增设一批新的关键词

“蔡赴朝边被查边露面,显示腐败势力正负隅顽抗”、“边被查边露面 负隅顽抗”、“蔡赴朝边被查边露面”、“蔡赴朝 边被查边露面”、“蔡赴朝 边被查”、“蔡赴朝 边露面”、“边被查边露面”、“边被查 边露面”、“显示腐败势力正负隅顽抗”、“腐败势力正负隅顽抗”、“腐败势力 负隅顽抗”、“腐败 负隅顽抗”、“蔡赴朝 腐败势力”、“蔡赴朝 负隅顽抗”、“北京市委常委 中纪委”、“北京市委常委 被调查”、“北京市委常委 调查”、“蔡赴朝 调查”、“北京市委常委 经济问题”、“蔡赴朝 经济问题”、“蔡赴朝 出事”、“蔡赴朝 多维”、“北京市委常委 多维”、“中纪委 蔡赴朝 经济问题”、“北京市委常委 蔡赴朝 经济问题”、“宣传部长 经济问题”、“北京宣传部长 经济问题”、“蔡赴朝 马志鹏”、“马志鹏 蔡赴朝 经济问题”
2007年1月17日18时31分 北京市网管办互联网宣传管理服务平台

“交通部给高家伟教授的回信”是虚假新闻,请各网站尽快删除相关信息,论坛和博客等栏目不转贴、不讨论。网站值班同志收到请回复,请立即处理
2007-01-17 17:25:46

高度关注“高勤荣”的有关情况,据说高要作客雅虎、新浪、搜狐等门户网站“诉说冤情”,请务必告诫各网邀请高勤荣做客本网站。
2007-01-16 18:03:32

各网:关于泰国前总理他信在华的报道请注意以下几点?? 1,不要报道他信及家人在华活动的情况; 2,对与他信有关的泰国局势不做评论; 3,不炒做他信来华,不就他信的相关内容建立专题。
2007年1月17日20:17

最新通知:关于中国政法大学教授高家伟就交通部征收养路费问题致交通部的信以及广州日报的虚假新闻“交通部给高家伟教授的回信”一律不报道。请立即处理!
2007-01-15 09:04:03

追加几个关键词,请同样设为搜索无结果

追加指令内容: “亚洲周刊”、“新闻眼”、“亚洲周刊新闻眼”、“亚洲周刊 新闻眼”

These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on December 12, 2012 (here).