Minitrue: Wei Pengyuan, Army GMO Ban, QVOD Porn

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 investigation into deputy director of the National Energy Administration’s coal division Wei Pengyuan.

Delete Xiangyang City Grain Bureau’s announcement of a ban on GMO grain and food oil products from regional army provisions.

Please strengthen management of news and commentary about the investigation and handling of Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co., Ltd for spreading obscene and pornographic material. Commentary should only be in support of the investigation and penalty; negative commentary should be promptly deleted.  (May 15, 2014)

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查删:襄阳粮食局:转基因粮油不得进入军粮供应领域

请加强审核清理深圳快播科技公司传播淫秽色情信息被查处的新闻评论,评论只留正面、支持查处的评论,其他负面的请及时删除。

Amid Xi Jinping’s ongoing crusade against party corruption, an investigation into National Energy Administration official Wei Pengyuan uncovered 100 million yuan in cash hidden in his home.

As a debate about the safety of genetically modified food rages on in China, the city grain bureau in Xiangyang, Hubei, recently announced that, following a request from the Guangzhou military officials, it would not sell GMO products to provincial military units.

QVOD Technology Co., a Shenzhen-based web video company, has reportedly had its license revoked as punishment for providing pornographic material. This comes during an ongoing crackdown on pornographic online content that some commentators have described as being more directed at broadening central “Internet management” capabilities than eradicating obscenity from the web. In April, Internet giant Sina lost several publishing licenses for distributing lewd material.

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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