Minitrue: Vice-Chairman in Disguise, Ming’en Videos
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.
Do not hype the article “Arrest Authorized for Chang’an Insurance Vice-Chairman Liu Zhi for Involvement in Defrauding 178 Million Yuan in Investment Funds.”
The Caijing article “Arrest Authorized for Chang’an Insurance Vice-Chairman Liu Zhi…” [Chinese] cites earlier coverage from the Economic Observer [Chinese] which noted that Liu had evaded police apprehension on April 8 by “wearing makeup, a peaked cap and glasses to disguise himself as elderly” (刘智当时化了妆，戴着鸭舌帽、大眼镜，扮成了一个老年人).
The three videos ordered for deletion were all produced by popular short video company Ming’en Media (明恩传媒). CDT has translated and explained the video “Who Made Us the Proletariat?,” while the other two can be seen via CDT Chinese.
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