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.
2 August 2007, 07:34:11
First Level: Concerning the matter of great rain in Beijing on 1 August causing flooding in a number of roads and blocking traffic, please do not reprint corresponding content; interactive columns are not to disseminate relevant text and images. Please timely log on to the platform to perform feedback.
2 August 2007, 15:58:16, Huang Jing
All Websites: Please revise websites’ interactive column user agreements on the basis of the revision suggestions put forward by today’s public emotion meeting, and report the revision situation to our office before next Thursday, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 August 2007, 18:29:56
Second Level: For reports concerning “District Governor of Xiangxi Autonomous District under Shuanggui,” apart from Hunan Province and Xiangxi Autonomous Region Party Committee organ newspapers and news websites, all websites may not reprint matters, existing related information must be rapidly deleted, it may not be posed and discussed in forums and blogs.
2 August 2007, 21:14:56:
Second Level: All websites may not reprint the report “‘Flying Car Kidnappings’ of Boys Occur Repeatedly in Shantou Village,” where it has been reprinted, it must be deleted as soon as possible, forums, blogs, and other interactive columns may also not discuss or post this.
3 August 2007, 09:10:25, Lin Lingsi
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