Minitrue: Zhang Chunxian, Zhou Bin

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

State Council Information Office: Delete the foreign news story “Zhang Chunxian Confirms He Is on National Security Commission” and related information from the entire [Chinese] Internet.

Also, concerning investigations of Zhou Bin and his family, as well as reports, articles, discussions, and schemes about “human flesh searches” and “charts” of Zhou Bin and his family: absolutely do not promote these on the news, Weibo, WeChat, or any other channels. Those who have already done so are kindly asked to push the story backstage. Violators will be severely punished and investigated for related transgressions. (March 16, 2014)

国信办:全网查删外媒《张春贤确认是国安委成员之一》以及相关信息。

另:有关周滨及其家族被调查以及“起底周滨家族”、“周滨家族关系图”等相关报道、文章、话题、策划等今后一律不得在新闻、微博、微信等所有渠道进行推荐,已有的请撤到后台,违者将给予重罚并追究相关责任。

Hong Kong’s Wei Wen Po reported on March 7 that Zhang Chunxian, Party Secretary of Xinjiang, is a member of the National Security Commission [zh]. Less than a week after ethnic Uyghurs attacked passengers with knives in the Kunming train station, Zhang told the press that “90% of terrorists in Xinjiang now scale the [Great Fire]wall” (现在新疆的暴恐,90%是翻墙).

Zhou Bin, son of former security czar Zhou Yongkang, is awaiting trial for bribery charges.

Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these as “Directives from the .”

CDT collects directives from a variety of sources and checks 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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