Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth, November 29-December 6, 2010

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to those instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to confirm their implementation. Bombing at Internet Bar Kaili December 6, 2010 From the Guizhou provincial party propaganda bureau: For the number of people killed in the bombing of an internet bar in Guizhou, media outlets must follow the officially released figure (7 people) in their reporting.


贵州省委宣传部:贵州凯里网吧爆炸案死亡人数,媒体必须按照官方公布(7人)报道。 Articles by Liu Xiaobo December 4, 2010 From the Internet Management Office: All websites are asked to search for and delete the following articles by Liu Xiaobo, and related content. 1) “The Negative Effects of China’s Rise on Global Democratization” 2) “A Single-Bladed, Poisonous Sword: A Critique of Contemporary Nationalism in China” 3) “The Future Free China among the People” 4) “A Nation That Lies to its Conscience” 5) “The Sinking of a Great Nation: A Memo Written to China” 6) “A Continued Examination of the Brick Kiln Child Slave Case” 7) “The Chinese People Can Only Accept ‘Party-led Democracy’?” 8) “Reforming the Political Regime via Reforming Society” 9) “A Doomsday Survivor’s Soliloquy” 10) A Comprehensive Look at the “Draft Law on Responses [of Media to Breaking News]” 刘晓波文章 网管办: 请各网站检查删除如下刘晓波文章以及相关内容。 1, 中国崛起对世界民主化的负面效应
2, 单刃毒剑–中国当代民族主义批判
3, 未来的自由中国在民间
4, 向良心说谎的民族
5, 大国沉沦:写给中国的备忘录
6, 对黑窑童奴案的继续追问
7, 难道中国人配接受‘党主民主’
8, 通过改变社会来改变政权
9, 末日幸存者的独白
10,《应对法草案》面面观 The Rabbit Torturing Incident December 3, 2010 From the Internet Management Office: It is not permitted to further release videos related to the rabbit torturing incident. [News Summary: Several years ago, many websites broadly re-posted a ...
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2 Responses to Latest Directives from the Ministry of Truth, November 29-December 6, 2010

  1. […] Digital Times, which monitors censorship, believes the Central Propaganda Bureau issued an order telling websites not to issue further reports on the cables, although some have reported on Julian […]

  2. Walt says:

    Ministry of Truth, indeed! 🙂