Latest Directives From the Ministry of Truth, December 15, 2010-January 4, 2011

Civil Society

January 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: It is forbidden to use the term “civil society” (gongmin shehui) in reporting.  It is not permitted to hype this topic.


中宣部: 禁止在报道中提及“公民社会”,不能炒作这一话题。

Several Banks in Jinan Accused of Producing Counterfeit Financial Documents

January 1, 2011

From the Shandong Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Bureau: Please recall reporters who are investigating the case of several banks in Jinan accused of producing counterfeit financial documents.



The Homicide Case of Qian Yunhui

December 29, 2010

From a Provincial Party Committee Propaganda Bureau: All media outlets are requested to strictly enforce demands from the Central Propaganda Bureau related to regulations that forbid crossing regional borders for breaking news interviews.  Do not send reporters to conduct interviews in a) Zhaoqiao Village (part of Yueqing City in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province), regarding the homicide case of Qian Yunhui; and b) Hengnan County, Hubei regarding the sedan that plunged off the road.  Immediately recall reporters that have already been sent, and for later reports use copy from Xinhua.


某省委宣传部:请各媒体严格执行中宣部有关不要跨地区采访突发事件的规定要求 ,不派记者前往采访浙江省温州乐清市寨桥村钱云会命案和湖南省衡南县“校车”坠河事件。已派出的记者 迅速撤回 ,后续报道可采用新华社通稿。

Han Han’s Magazine, Party, Has Been Banned

December 28, 2010

From the State Council Information Office: Websites are not permitted to hype the disbanding of Han Han’s magazine, Party (Du chang tuan).  All copy related to this event is to be de-emphasized.



Opinions from Scholars Regarding the Revision of Regulations on Property Demolition and Relocation

December 28, 2010

From the State Council Information Office: All major websites are requested to immediately remove from front pages the story entitled, “Scholars Again Raise 12 Items Regarding Regulations on Property Demolition and Relocation; [Suggest] Elimination of [Clauses Allowing For] No Compensation for Cases of Illegal Construction.”



Pictures of Fishing Boats Confronting Korean Coast Guard

December 24, 2010

A General Notice from the Central Propaganda Bureau: All websites are to immediately remove “11 Chinese Fishing Boats Rope Together and Confront the Korean Coast Guard (Pictures),” and related information and images.  This story comes from foreign media outlets; the claim that it came from Chinese news sources is a fabrication.


中宣部通知:各网站尽快撤下“中国11艘渔船用绳索捆绑一起 对峙韩国海警(图)”相关消息及图片。此稿件来源为境外媒体,所谓来源中国新闻网属于假冒事件。

Let The Bullets Fly

December 21, 2010

An urgent notice from the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television: Because of its treatment of sensitive topics, across the nation it is requested, starting from December 22, that showings of the movie Let The Bullets Fly be reduced.  Use showings of the movie If You Are The One 2 to set up a ratio of 3:7 (Let The Bullets Fly : If You Are The One 2).  Also reduce the number of publicity photos and the expression of public opinion on the topics.



Time Weekly (Shidai zhoubao)

December 15, 2010

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: Recall all copies of the December 13 edition of the Guangdong publication Time Weekly (Shidai zhoubao).  [Because this issue of Time Weekly chose Zhao Lianhai as an “influential person of the times,” the assistant editor-in-chief had to write a self-criticism.]


中宣部: 回收所有13日出版的广东《时代周报》。


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