Ministry of Truth: Japan-Africa, South China Sea

The following instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

Central Department: Do not produce any type of coverage regarding the arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the South China Sea or the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. [Only] quote authoritative information from Xinhua News Agency. (May 31, 2013)

中宣部:关于美航母群抵达南海和东京非洲国际会议,媒体不要做任何报道,引用新华社权威信息。

The USS Nimitz was in the South China Sea last week.

Guangdong Propaganda Department: Regarding the recent conflict in Zhangmutou Town, Dongguan between traveling peddlers and law enforcement, and the tar leak at Quansheng Ceramics Company in Longpu Town, Sihui City; without exception, report according to authoritative information issued by the responsible [government] departments. Do not independently investigate, report, or comment on these incidents. (May 31, 2013)

广东省委宣传部:对近日东莞樟木头镇发生的流动商贩与综合执法人员冲突事件和四会市龙浦镇权盛陶瓷公司发生的焦油水泄露事件,一律按主管部门发布的权威信息报道,不自行采访报道评论。

CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to confirm their implementation.

Since directives are sometimes communicated orally to journalists and editors, who then leak them online, the wording published here may not be exact. The original publication date on CDT Chinese is noted after the directives; the date given may indicate when the directive was leaked, rather than when it was issued. CDT does its utmost to verify dates and wording, but also takes precautions to protect the source.