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.
State Council Information Office: All websites are requested to use only Xinhua and People’s Daily materials on the Chongqing Wang Lijun issue. Strictly manage and control columns and forums. Do not report, speculate, comment, or stir up trouble on the issue.
[This order was originally issued in February]