Minitrue: Jeep Crash in Tiananmen Square

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

Central Propaganda Department: Regarding the Jeep which crashed into the railing of Jinshui Bridge in Tiananmen Square, we reiterate that the media must report the story in strict accordance with Xinhua News Agency wire copy; downplay the story; do not speculate on it; do not exaggerate it; do not put the story on the front page or website homepage; do not produce any other reports or commentary; do not use images; and strengthen management of the Weibo accounts of all media and media personnel. (October 30, 2013)

中宣部:再一次强调对于北京天安门广场发生的吉普车冲撞金水桥栏杆事件,各媒体必须严格按照新华社通稿报道,淡化处理,不炒作,不渲染,不上头版和网站首页,不作其他任何报道和评论,不配图,加强媒体所属微博和所属从业人员微博的管理。

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.

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