Censorship Vault: “Kill Kill Kill” and More

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.

1 March 2007, 16:04

All websites: Concerning the issue of unlawful construction in Qinglongtou Village, Fangshan District, there may be no reports.

2 March 2007, 17:10:17

All websites: Please appoint a special person to report situations daily during the “Two Sessions” period.

All websites: The national “Two Sessions” will convene tomorrow, during the period of the “Two Sessions,” all websites are requested to appoint a special person to report that day’s propaganda and reporting situation concerning the “Two Sessions” to the Network Management Office Network Management Section. Content reported by portal websites must include the number of articles (including pictures) issued between 12:00 the previous day and 12:00 of the day in question, the situation of content increase in the “Two Sessions” special subject, newly set-up columns, undertaken VIP interviews and titles, and audiovisual real-time report situations; websites other than portal websites may report all sorts of propaganda and reporting related to the content of the “Two Sessions” in integration with the specialties of that website. All websites are requested to report the above content before 14:00 of every day to Huang Jing at the Network Management Office Network Management Section (e-mail: huangjing@bjwgb.gov.cn, telephone: 671966780). All websites are requested to start reporting the situations starting from 12:00 this Sunday, when reporting matters, ensure that these are succinct and correct.

4 March 2007, 13:35

All websites: please link to the live broadcast URL of Qianlong Net (http://live.qianlong.com/live/news/2007/3/1920/2@1920.htm) on the main page of websites, with the title “The ‘2007 New Spring Well-Wishing Text Message Recommendation Selection Event Award Ceremony’ to Be Held at 15:00 Today” (on a red background), and begin transmitting the award ceremony at 15:00.

5 March 2007: 9:25

All websites: during the “Two Sessions” period, all websites are requested to appoint a special person to report that day’s propaganda and reporting situation concerning the “Two Sessions” to the Network Management Office Network Management Section. Content reported by portal websites must include the number of articles (including pictures) issued between 12:00 the previous day and 12:00 of the day in question, the situation of content increase in the “Two Sessions” special subject, newly set-up columns, undertaken VIP interviews and titles, and audiovisual real-time report situations; websites other than portal websites may report all sorts of propaganda and reporting related to the content of the “Two Sessions” in integration with the specialties of that website. All websites are requested to report the above content before 14:00 of every day to Huang Jing at the Network Management Office Network Management Section (e-mail: huangjing@bjwgb.gov.cn, telephone: 671966780). All websites are requested to start reporting the situations starting from 12:00 this Sunday, when reporting matters, ensure that these are succinct and correct.

5 March 2007, 13:59

I. (1) Please remove all column forms about the Two Sessions concerning “I have a question to ask the Premier, to ask the Foreign Minister, advice to offer,” etc., that directly create an interactive relationship with netizens to within the special subject on the Two Sessions, it is not permitted to directly put them on front pages and the important news section of news centers. (2) Netizens’ making statements shall first register and then make statements, anonymous statements are not permitted.

II. First Finance and Southern Metropolis Daily are non-standard copy sources, it is stressed again that from this day, they may not be reprinted, including that it is not permitted to reprint First Finance copy from International Online, Eastern Net and other focus news websites or Southern Metropolis Daily copy reprinted on Southern News Net of Southern Newspaper Net. If copy related to the national Two Sessions has been reprinted, please delete it.

III. All websites: Concerning the matter of the person who petitioned the Hebei Provincial Government, Ping Shuangxi’s “Journalist notification conference accusing the Hebei Public Security organs of persecuting petitioning masses,” no website may reprint this, interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this.

6 March 2007, 21:09

Concerning the matter of Chen Liangyu still being an NPC representative, do not open trackers without exception. Where they are open, please close them, thank you.

13 March 2007, 16:43

All websites: Please close trackers on images concerning “Tyranny on Chang’an Avenue During the Two Sessions Period” and corresponding information, push it to the back stage at the same time.

13 March 2007, 17:33

All websites: Foreign hostile forces disseminate “Son of a Bitch,” “Kill Kill Kill,” “Avenging the People,” and other harmful audiovisual information on foreign websites, all websites are requested to not reprint corresponding information, forums and blogs are not to reprint or discuss this.

15 March 2007, 14:51

All websites: Please immediately cease advertising and propaganda articles related to “Ant Strength God” capsules.

16 March 2007, 18:36:01, Chen Hua

The data concerning netizens’ questions to Premier Wen provided at Premier Wen’s press conference of this morning is corrected as follows: “Only on the Internet, more than 100,000 questions were asked to Premier Wen, the number of individual clicks exceeded 26 million.” All websites are requested to rapidly correct this.

2007年3月北京网管办发出的禁令(一)

2007年3月1日16时04分

各网:关于房山区青龙头村违法建设问题不得报道.
2007-03-02 17:10:17

各网:请指定专人在“两会”期间每天上报报道情况

各网:全国“两会”将于明天召开,在“两会”举行期间,请各网指定一名专人将当天“两会”宣传报道的情况上报网管办网管处。 门户网站上报的内容要包括前日12时至当日12时新闻发稿(含图片)的条数,“两会”专题里内容的增添情况、新开设的栏目、所开展的嘉宾访谈及题目、音视 频实时报道的情况; 门户以外的网站可以上报结合本站特点开展的与“两会”内容相关的各种形式的宣传、活动。 以上内容请各网在每天14时前,传网管办网管处黄婧(邮箱:huangjing@bjwgb.gov.cn 电话:67196678 ) 请各网从本周日12时前开始上报情况,上报时办求简短、准确。
2007年3月4日13时35分

各网:请在本网站首页以《“2007年新春祝福短信推荐评选活动抽奖仪式”今日15时举行》为标题(套红),链接千龙网的直播地址 (http://live.qianlong.com/live/news/2007/3/1920/2@1920.htm),并在15时准时开始转播抽 奖仪式。
2007年3月5日09时25分

各网:在“两会”举行期间,请各网指定一名专人将当天“两会”宣传报道的情况上报网管办网管处。 门户网站上报的内容要包括前日12时至当日12时新闻发稿(含图片)的条数,“两会”专题里内容的设置情况、新开设的栏目、所开展的嘉宾访谈及题目、音视 频实时报道的情况; 门户以外的网站可以上报结合本站特点开展的与“两会”内容相关的各种形式的宣传、活动。 以上内容请各网在每天14时前,传网管办网管处黄婧(邮箱:huangjing@bjwgb.gov.cn 电话:67196678 ) 请各网从今天14:00前开始上报情况,上报时办求简短、准确。
2007年3月5日13时59分

一.1、请把两会中关于“我有问题问总理、问外长、建言献策”等直接和网友发生互动关系的各个栏目形式,一律撤到两会专题页内,不允许直接放到首页和新闻中心要闻区。 2、网民发言应当是先注册后发言,不允许匿名发言。

二.第一财经和南方都市报为非规范稿源,再次强调,从即日起,不得转载,包括不得转载国际在线或东方网等重点新闻网站转的第一财经稿件、南方新闻网或南方报业网转的南方都市报稿件。有关全国两会的稿件,如已转载,请删除。

三.各网:有关河北省上访人员冯双喜“控诉河北公安机关迫害上访群众记者通报会”一事,各网站不要转载,互动环节不传播、不讨论。
2007年3月6日21时08分

关于陈良宇仍为人大代表一事一律不开跟帖.已开的,请关闭,谢谢
2007年3月13日16时43分

各网:关于”两会期间在长安街横行霸道!”的图片及相关信息请关闭跟帖,同时压后台
2007年3月13日17时33分

各网:境外敌对势力在境外网站传播”狗崽子”、”杀杀杀”、”为人民报仇”等有害视听信息,请各网站不要转载相关信息,论坛、博客、播客不转发、不讨论。
2007年3月15日14时51分

各网:请立即停止”蚁力神”胶囊的相关广告及宣传文章。
2007年03月16日 18:36:01 陈华

今天上午温总理记者招待会上有关网民向总理提问题的数据更正如下:“单就互联网上向总理提问题的已经超过10万多条,点击的人数超过2600万人次。”请各网站速更正。

These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on December 18, 2012 (here). This post is the 41st in the series.