Explosions at Guilin School, Guangzhou Storehouse

The following  instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “.”

State Council Information Office: Regarding the explosion in Lingchuan County, Guilin, Guangxi: do not use non-standard news sources, do not link to reports about related violence, and do not use gory images of the incident. (September 10, 2013)

国新办:关于广西桂林灵川县爆炸事件,不得采用非正规新闻来源,不得链接相关暴力事件新闻,不得使用血腥现场图片。

Yesterday’s explosion outside a school in Guilin killed at least two and injured dozens, many of them children.

Guangdong Party Committee Propaganda Department: In covering the storehouse explosion in Ezhangtan, Baiyun District, Guangzhou and its aftermath, please report according to the authoritative information issued by the government. Do not play up or exaggerate the incident. (September 10, 2013)

广东省委宣传部:广东省广州白云区鹅掌坦仓库爆炸事件及相关后续问题的报道,请按政府发布的权威信息报道,不炒作渲染。

This morning’s explosion in Guangzhou, which appears to have been an accident, has so far claimed four lives. Beijing Cream summarizes reports from Xinhua, The Nanfang, and Weibo.

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