The Closure of Freezing Point issued – Central Propaganda Department

The following is CDT’s translation of an official document about the closure of Freezing Point issued by the Central of the Chinese Communist Youth League. The original Chinese is below.

On Jan. 11, 2006, the
„Ää„ÄãWeekly published the article “Modernization and Historical Textbooks” by Yuan Weishi, a professor in the History Department of Zhongshan University. The article strives to reverse the verdict on the crimes of imperialists who invaded China, seriously departs from historical fact, seriously violates discipline of news propaganda, seriously hurts the feelings of the Chinese people, seriously damages the image of China Youth Daily, and causes harmful social influence. The relevant department of the Communist Party’s Central Committee raised serous criticism of this event.

Because of China Youth Daily’s serious mistake of publishing “Modernization and Historical Textbooks,” the following measures will be taken:

1, Internally publicizing of the criticism of Li Erliang, the chief editor and deputy Party secretary of China Youth Daily, and , chief editor of Freezing Point Weekly.

2, Ordering of the China Youth Daily to close Freezing Point and reorganize, and issuing of economic fines to relevant responsible staff. The closure and reorganizing of Freezing Point starts from Jan. 25, 2006.

We hope the China Youth Daily will learn deep lessens from this event; take seriously the work of reorganizing Freezing Point Weekly; correct the guiding policy of Freezing Point Weekly; improve political awareness, awareness of the big picture, and a sense of responsibility; strictly follow the discipline of news propaganda; and maintain the correct guidance on public opinion. On the basis of well-done reorganization, and the real correction of mistakes, the republication of the Freezing Point will be realized.

Central Propaganda Department, Chinese Communist Youth League,

Jan. 24, 2006.

The original Chinese text is here:










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