Censorship Vault: Consequences Will Be Grave

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “” 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 May 2007, 13:46:45

Third level: Please search for and delete audiovisual content and related discussions on the “Dynamic China Documentary Series” in interactive segments; set up search keywords.

Please search for and delete audiovisual content and related discussion on the “Dynamic China Documentary Series” in interactive segments, the “Dynamic China Documentary Series” includes audiovisual sections on “mouthpiece and responsibility,” “the wealthy and migrant workers”, etc.; all search engines are requested to ensure that there are no search results for “Dynamic China Documentary Series,” “Dynamic China Documentary,” “mouthpiece and responsibility,” “the wealthy and migrant workers.”

22 May 2007, 11:12:50

Third level: A new batch of “17th Party Congress” keywords, please ensure that there are no search results.

“CCP’s 5th generation takes over,” “5th generation takes over,” “CCP takeover group,” “17th Party Congress + balance of power,” “17th Party Congress + number change,” “17th Party Congress + resignation,” “17th Party Congress + stepping down,” “17th Party Congress + being forced,” “17th Party Congress + returning home,” “the situation before the 17th Party Congress,” “17th Party Congress + political situation,” “17th Party Congress + complete withdrawal of report,” “Hu Jintao – causing great tumult,” “Hu Jintao + unpredictable Yellow Sea,” “Jiang Zemin + exposure of his high-sounding words,” “Shanghai clique + fresh troops,” “Shanghai Clique + successors,” “Zhou Yongkang replaces Huang Ju,” “Wu Yi replaces Huang Ju,” “princeling party,” “princeling group,” “princeling Party + local political circles,” “princeling group + local political circles,” “children of high-ranking cadres march into local political circles,” “children of high officials + march in,” “CCP appointments + political blood ties,” “Liu Yandong replaces Wu Yi,” “Jiang-Hu discussions,” “Beijing Municipal political circles evoke shock,” “Jiang Zemin’s power weakened,” “Jia Qinglin’s relationship with Jiang Zemin,” “Jia Qinglin’s improper comings and goings,” “Jia Qinglin’s court contains Jiang Zemin,” “Jiang Zemin + Beijing Clique,” “Jia Qinglin + Jiang Zemin + old friends,” “Wang Qishan replaces Zhang Dejiang,” “Beijing Clique + Olympics,” “Beijing Clique + kidnapping,” “kidnapping + Olympics,” “Liu Qi leaves Beijing Municipal Committee,” “Jia Qinglin withdraws from political circles,” “Wu Yi in charge of China’s economy,” “Liu Qi removed from position,” “Wang Qishan removed from positions,” “Liu Qi instigates own clique to send anonymous letters attacking Wang Qishan,” “Liu Qi’s clique,” “Liu Qi + anonymous letters,” “anonymous letters attacking Wang Qishan,” “Liu Qi + envy,” “Zeng Qinghong blows with the wind,” “Zeng Qinghong + night owl,” “17th Party Congress + closed door decision,” “Jiang brand,” “CCP orthodoxy teachers,” “great change in CCP personnel affairs,” “17th Party Congress + successor team,” “descendants of CCP elders,” “Zeng Qinghong + general manager in the imperial palace,” “Zeng Qinghong finishes class at 17th Party Congress,” “Zeng Qinghong + spy boss,” “scientific development view + tiny bit of land,” “Jiang Zemin + half-retirement,” “Zeng Qinghong forced to write letter on resigning at the 17th Party Congress,” “looking to Jiang Zemin for ideas,” “Jia Qinglin + divorce,” “Huang Ju – self-knowledge,” “Huang Ju + stubborn followers,” “Jiang Zemin + trusted followers,” “Jiang Zeng + assassination,” “Zeng Qinghong resigns,” “Chu Bo + Jiang Zemin’s coolie,” “Chu Bo + Jiang Family,” “Zeng Qinghong in the footsteps of Jiang.”

24 May 2007, 16:44:16

First level: Today’s information in the Beijing Evening Post or the Legal Evening Post concerning Beijing Municipality stockpiling pork may not be issued without exception, delete it immediately, forums and other interactive segments are not to discuss this. Do this quickly.

24 May 2007, 16:50:23

Secrecy of China’s death targets uncovered: where those hurt in car accidents do not die within seven days, they do not enter into the statistics http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2007-05-24/110113065712.shtml

Those from non-standard copy sources are to be pushed to the back stage without exception, portals are to check whether this is on their websites or not.

24 May 2007, 17:39:29

Second level: On reports concerning the suppression of the mass encirclement incident of a village government in Bobai County, Guangxi, close news trackers, forums, blogs, and other interactive segments are not to recommend this.

24 May 2007, 18:05:23

(Third level) all websites: Please make “Chu Bo” into a keyword and ensure that search results are directed at focus central news websites, do not set up related searches.

24 May 2007, 18:07:19

The article “Census Register Reform Documents Reported to State Council + Lawful Fixed Place Becomes Condition for Move” of 23 May is inaccurate, websites that have already reprinted it must immediately remove it. This article may also not be posted in forums and blogs. Official Xinhua copy is to be taken as standard when reporting census register reform.

24 May 2007, 20:18:01

All websites, please ensure that search engines screen the following keywords:

– Beijing + meat stockpile + investigation

– Ministry of Commerce + meat stockpile

– Beijing + meat stockpile

– Beijing + investigation + application for meat stockpile

25 May 2007, 09:50:28

All websites: Please immediately reprint the following audiovisual link in the middle or lower part of the important news section: http://news.xinhuanet.com/video/2007-05/21/content_6130531.htm. Leave it there until 12:00 noon on 26 May.

Supplementary notice: All websites are requested to cut out and post the latter half when reprinting the said video, and publish it with the following title: “Mobile Phone Income Immorality, Network Companies Send Out ‘Yellow Card.’”

25 May 2007, 10:04:00

First level: Information that Beijing Municipality will stockpile pork may not be issued without exception, delete it speedily, forums and other interactive segments are not to discuss this. Deal with this speedily.

Everyone, notices have already been sent out yesterday that Beijing’s meat stockpiling is to be deleted without exception, implement this rapidly, examine yourself and delete this yourself, inspect whole websites and all channels. Deal with this speedily, otherwise consequences will be grave!!

25 May 2007, 16:55:00

First level: Concerning the matter that on 23 May, more than 100 Uyghurs from Xinjiang were duped after participating in a pyramid scheme in Guangxi and assembled in front of the gates of the post office on the North Square of Beijing West Railway Station, no reports are to be made without exception, interactive segments are not to transmit or discuss this. Please delete existing information.

25 May 2007, 17:39:51

All websites are requested to reprint the content of the communiqué of the network news and information advisory council from this afternoon, http://baom.sina.com.cn/3/2007/0523/1273.html

The title is: “Network Advisory Council Gravely Criticizes Friend-Making-Type Websites”

Position: Main page of websites and middle or lower part of important news section

25 May 2007, 15:55:41

Please push the “New Bulletin” text “Chinese Social Mentality Survey Displays that Masses Have Most Confidence in Central Government,” interactive segments must not set up discussions around this information.


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“中共第五代接班群”、“第五代接班群”、中共接班群”、“十七大 权力平衡”、“十七大 变数”、“十七大 辞职”、“十七大 下台”、“十七大 被迫”、“十七大 回家”、“十七大前的格局”、“十七大 政治格局”、“十七大 全退报告”、“胡锦涛 倒海翻江”、“胡锦涛 黄海不测”、“江泽民 高调曝光”、“上海帮 生力军”、“上海帮 接班人”、“周永康取代黄菊”、“吴仪取代黄菊”、“公子党”、“公子族”、“公子党 地方政坛”、“公子族 地方政坛”、“高干子弟走红地方政坛”、“高干子弟 走红”、““中共任用 政治血缘”、“刘延东 取代吴仪”、“江胡商议”、“北京市政界引发震动”、“江泽民势力被削弱”、“贾庆林与江泽民的关系”、“贾庆林 不正当往来”、“贾庆林朝中有江泽民”、“江泽民 北京帮”、“贾庆林 江泽民 故交”、“王歧山接替张德江”、“北京帮 奥运”、“北京帮 绑架”、“绑架 奥运”、“刘淇离开北京市委”、“贾庆林退出政坛”、“吴仪掌管中国经济”、“刘淇 挪位”、“王歧山 挪位”、“刘淇发动嫡系匿名信打王岐山”、“刘淇嫡系”、“刘淇 匿名信”、“匿名信打王岐山”、“刘淇 妒忌心”、“曾庆红见风使舵”、“曾庆红 夜猫子”、“十七大 内定”、“江牌”、“中共正统传人”、“中共人事大变动”、“十七大 接班团队”、“中共元老的儿孙”、“曾庆红 大内总管”、“曾庆红十七大下课”、“曾庆红 特务头子”、“科学发展观 立锥之地”、“江泽民 半退”、“曾庆红被迫写信十七大退”、“找江泽民讨主意”、“贾庆林 离婚”、“黄菊 自知之明”、“黄菊 铁杆亲信”、“江泽民 亲信”、“江曾 暗杀”、“曾庆红 辞职”、“储波 江泽民人马”、“储波 江系”、“曾庆红步江后尘”。
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2007-05-24 20:18:01


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2007-05-25 09:50:28

补充通知:请各网站在转载该视频的时候截取后半段:手机创收走邪道 网络公司发送”黄片”并且以此为标题发布.
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These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on January 2, 2013 (here). This post is the 47th in the series.