The following example of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, has 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.
Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China: Without exception, strictly adhere to Xinhua copy in reporting on Premier Wen’s visit with students and faculty at Tsinghua University. Do not modify headlines. (September 15, 2012)
Read the full transcript of Wen’s Tsinghua address [zh].