Minitrue: A Touch of Sin

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

Central Propaganda Department: Do not conduct interviews, report, or comment on Jia Zhangke’s film “A Touch of Sin.” (October 24, 2013)

中宣部:贾樟柯新片《天注定》不采访、不报道、不评论。

Chinese  and bloggers often refer to these instructions as Directives from the Ministry of Truth.

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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