The Chinese blog Ministry of Truth has compiled a number of recent leaked orders issued by various propaganda departments over news reporting of recent events. Below is today’s directive, translated by CDT:
May 14, 2010
Report “China-US Human Rights Dialogue” correctly, do not put related news on the front page, close comment sections.
While the news media is being ordered what to write, Chinese Twitterers are climbing over the Great Firewall to say whatever they want. CDT has translated the following Tweet of the Day:
I used Fanfou [a Chinese microblogging service] for one month, and then Fanfou was closed. I used Picasa for one month, and then Picasa was “walled” [blocked by the Great Firewall]. I used dropbox for one month, and then dropbox was gone. OK, I want to join the Party.
@Shaoxlee: 我用饭否一个月，饭否被关了，我用picasa一个月，picasa被墙了，我用dropbox一个月，dropbox也挂了，好吧，我想入党（转Xuhaizhou） #