18th Party Congress Dos and Don’ts

18th Party Congress Dos and Don’ts

The 18th Party Congress, which opens today in Beijing, will decide the leadership of China for the next decade. Security in the capital is tight–authorities are watching for everything from pigeons to explosives. Netizens share some examples of how they are  “welcoming” the congress:


Honored Guest:

In compliance with instructions from the police, in order to coordinate with the opening of the 18th Party Congress, all hotels must institute “real name, real number, real situation, real time” registration practices. All stored guest luggage must be opened and inspected. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Meeting Notice

To ensure the security, order and stability of the neighborhood during the 18th Party Congress period, the Huajiadi Police Station and Huajiadi Community Party Committee will hold an 18th Party Congress security deployment meeting for neighborhood internal work units at 2:30 p.m., November 2, 2012 at the Huajiadi Community Party Committee Building’s second floor meeting room (location: ancillary building attached to Huajiadi building #9). We kindly ask either the person in charge or the legal representative of each work unit to please arrive on time.

Huajiadi Police Station
Huajiadi Community Party Committee
November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

Team 4 Drivers: To ensure the smooth opening of the 18th Party Congress, the transportation office is requiring the drivers of all operating vehicles to remove the cranks from the rear windows. However, some drivers have yet to comply with the directive. On-road inspections begin tomorrow. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.

[Notice] Notice Regarding the Temporary Closing of all 5d6d-level Forums
Related Tags: 18th Party Congress, forums, effect

Dear Forum Administrators:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, all 5d6d-level forums will be temporarily closed during the 18th Party Congress.

Period of Closure: November 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. until the complete closing of the Congress
Affected Servers: All servers (including 5d6d official forums)
Level of Effect: Forums will be closed. Those who attempt to visit the forums will be rerouted to the same error page.

In order to keep damage to a minimum and in consideration of forum administrators, 5d6d is now offering a free data export service. Those who wish to keep their forums at 5d6d will have their forums reopened after the closing of the 18th Party Congress. Administrators wishing to leave may go to [Post Regarding the Application for Data Export]. Be aware that after successful application for data export, your 5d6d forums will permanently close. Those account holders wishing to purchase DZ Power Host computers need not apply for data export through this post, as we will help you export your data to your new machine when you purchase the DZ Power Host. For more information, please visit: http://www.verydz.com/help/thread-126-1-1.html

As those administrators who read official forums may already know, we received Internet security directives from higher authorities on [October] 29. After two days of communicating with authorities, we were unable to reverse the directive to close the forums. With the current situation in China as it is, it would seem we are left with no other option [but to comply].

Celebrate the 18th Party Congress! Congratulate the successful opening of the 18th Party Congress!

BeijingTelecomLiu 11:50:33


Our company has received a notice from higher authorities. In order to provide a harmonious, stable Internet and social environment for the opening of the 18th Party Congress, the network will be closed down from midnight November 5, 2012 until the congress comes to a close.

While we are down, updates and adjustments will not be conducted on the networks housed in the IDC room. Normal maintenance will still be conducted.

During this period, avoid accessing the equipment as much as possible. In the case of an emergency that requires access to the equipment, please go through the following application process:

WeiboAdmin: Dear Weibo user, because you are a foreign national publishing comments on this platform, we ask that you please provide your legal identification, such as a passport or work permit, before the end of the day November 1, 2012 so that we may verify your status. If you are unable to provide this information within this time, the site will enact mandatory measures on your account. Please send related materials to userm@vip.sina.com

Night Operations Cancelled During 18th Party Congress Period

The Beijing Municipal Construction Committee, Municipal Federation of Trade Unions and other departments held a meeting yesterday regarding the safety and quality assurance of Beijing construction projects. Related persons in charge announced that from midnight on November 7 through the closing of the 18th Party Congress, construction projects located within Fourth Ring Road must cease all excavation operations, installations of tower cranes, demolition projects and night operations.

Use the Internet in a Legal Manner

Strive to be an honest Internet user. Encourage the Internet’s civilized development. Strengthen civilized Internet awareness. Establish self-respecting, self-disciplinary and self-empowering awareness. Strengthen the ability to tell right from wrong. Strengthen one’s ability to protect oneself from negativity. Do not propagate illegal, criminal or false information. Do not use QQ, Weibo, forums, email or other Internet platforms to hurt others. Do not violate the privacy of others. Do not disrupt the order of the Internet. Do not casually meet Internet friends.

Self-respect and self discipline start with you. Let us join hands and work together to promote a civilized, safe and positive Internet environment. Let us provide a civilized, safe and green Internet for the 18th Party Congress.

Beijing City, Chaoyang District Internet Monitoring Team
Beijing Kangjing Property Management Company
Guangdong Yingxin Information Investment Company, Ltd. Beijing Branch

Guangdong Yingxin Information Investment Company, Ltd. Beijing Branch
October 23, 2012

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= Notice =

During the 18th Party Congress period, all 5d6d forums are to be temporarily shut down.

Celebrate the 18th Party Congress. During this time, all posts on this forum will be subject to review before publication.

In order to celebrate the opening of the 18th Party Congress and comply with the requirements of higher authorities, all posts to XDA smart phone forums must be subject to review before publication during the congress. All content counter to the national interest or that may affect social harmony or stability cannot be posted. Please inform other forum users about the information in this notice. Let us work together to protect our [gaming] environment.

Emergency Notice: According to security requirements for the 18th Party Congress, all operating vehicles must have their rear window cranks removed before October 30. Cranks may be reinstalled after November 20.

Important Notice

During the 18th Party Congress period, this student service area will temporarily cease from offering printing and copying services.

Via CDT Chinese. Translation by Little Bluegill.


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