Minitrue: Mistresses, Housing, and Handshakes
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.
State Council Information Office: All websites are to find and delete the following articles: (1) “Shen Weichen’s Mistress is Shanxi Singer Tan Jing, Husband Reveals”; (2) Real Estate Developer Flees Gu Junshan’s Sinking Ship; Gu and Greentown‘s Song Weiping Intersected”; (3) “Li Keqiang Meets Chinese and Foreign Entrepreneurs at Boao, Shakes Hands with Li Xiaolin” and related photos. Do not hype the story “Eight Years Needed to Absorb Housing Stock in Haining, Zhejiang; Developers Say [Local Market] Will Collapse.” (April 18, 2014)
国信办：全网查删以下文章：1，《曝申维辰情妇山西籍著名歌手谭晶老公揭秘》；2，《谷俊山翻船引开发商外逃 曾与绿城宋卫平有交集》；3，《李克强博鳌会见中外企业家并与李小琳握手》及相关图片。《浙江海宁楼盘库存消化需8年 房企称就要崩盘》一文不炒作。
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