Minitrue: Condemn Violence, Stress Ethnic Cooperation

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

1. Do not recommend links, and do not list trending search terms related to the Urumqi, Xinjiang train station explosion.

2. Concerning the Urumqi train station incident, commentary should focus on: reverence for casualties and those injured; condemnation of violent behavior; the conscientious maintenance of ethnic cooperation and social stability.

3. All media platforms that cited Xinhua’s non-regulated English-language draft on the Urumqi incident must immediately delete coverage and wait for the Xinhua News Agency’s Chinese-language wire copy. (May 3, 2014)

1,关于新疆乌鲁木齐爆炸案在互动环节不得推荐,在搜索引擎上不要上热搜词。

2,关于乌鲁木齐火车站爆炸事件,评论引导注意把握:为伤亡者祈福;谴责暴力行径;自觉维护民族团结和社会稳定。

3,各媒体平台关于乌鲁木齐事件引用新华英文的稿件为非规范稿源,立即全网查删,并等待新华社中文稿源。

An April 30 explosion at the main train station in Xinjiang’s capital city of Urumqi left the two alleged perpetrators dead along with one bystander, and 79 more injured. The attack came as President Xi Jinping was wrapping up a trip to Xinjiang, a region he labeled the “frontline against terrorism.” Since the blast, Xi has ramped up rhetoric about anti-terrorism and ethnic inclusion.

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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